A close escape for earth -- our planet has dodged an asteroid strike. Scientists say the timing of the fly-by, which came hours after a meteor shower in Russia, was a coincidence.
This Monday and Tuesday, two smaller sized comets will come very close to earth. The two rocks probably have a common descendant - a larger comet that broke up some time ago.
Europe has completed its last cargo delivery to the International Space Station, leaving future drops to US firms and Russia. The European Space Agency will focus on building modules for NASA's planned Orion craft.
Deep beneath some granite hills in the south of India, the country's largest basic sciences project is in the works. DW's Murali Krishnan reports from Chennai on why the country's embarking on a subatomic megaproject.
Orion has made splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The future mission-to-Mars spacecraft has wrapped up a flawless unmanned debut test flight around the Earth.
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