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January 15, 2019 7:47 PM China GROWING COTTON on Moon in LANDMARK mission to cultivate LIFE in space

CHINA has started growing crops on the moon in a landmark mission, making it the first country to cultivate agriculture in space. The description reads: "After experimenting under the moon's high vacuum, large temperature difference, strong radiation and harsh conditions, mankind has grown the first plant sprout, realising man's first moon-based biological 394

January 15, 2019 10:40 AM Tom Cruise Confirms TWO More New Mission: Impossible Movies

Good news for fans of Tom Cruise very nearly killing himself through ludicrously dangerous stunts: he’s going to be doing it at least twice more. That’s right, we’re getting another two entries into the Mission: Impossible franchise! The Cruiser broke the news via his Twitter account, revealing that the next two films will drop in Summer 2021 and Summer 125

January 8, 2019 12:58 PM MH370 FOUND: Debris discovered in Madagascar gives huge boost to families

AIRCRAFT debris found in Madagascar is most likely from the missing MH370 flight, officials have confirmed, giving fresh new hope for families of victims who lost their lives in the disaster that they may finally attain some sort of closure. US firm Ocean Infinity, who was in charge of the search operation, used a deep-sea vessel to survey a large area of the southern 137

January 3, 2019 4:05 AM Chinese spacecraft is first to land on far side of moon

The far side of the moon is relatively unexplored and the ambitious mission signals China's intention to become a space power. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down on Thursday morning Beijing time (just before 2.30am GMT), the official China Central Television said. Soon after landing, it transmitted the first "close range" images of the moon's 87

January 1, 2019 4:06 PM People who died in 2018: List of celebrities and famous people who died in 2018

AS we step into 2019, we remember some of most famous and well known faces who lost their lives in 2018. Here is the full list of celebrities who died in 2018. 2018 was a year fans had to say goodbye to many much loved celebrities across the globe. Famous names include Swedish DJ Avicii, June Whitfield, Stephen Hawking and former US President George 277

December 25, 2018 12:01 AM Russian ship held in UK harbour for investigation

A HUGE Russian ship has been detained in a British harbour to investigate a breach in its fuel tank, following its treacherous rescue mission. The 16,000-tonne cargo ship, named Kuzma Minin, was being redirected by tug boats to a sheltered spot in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall yesterday as a "precautionary measure", while inspectors probe a breach in its fuel tank. The vessel 77

December 22, 2018 10:01 AM Army thwarts NEW drone attack at Gatwick with flights able to resume in just 80 minutes

FLIGHTS have resumed at Gatwick airport after another drone sighting grounded flights for 80 minutes as airport chiefs say the 'military measures' in place ARE working. Flights were temporarily suspended again on Friday night after another confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield. The airport says “military measures” would ensure the safety of passengers 81

December 21, 2018 1:22 PM Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet

Earth's North Pole is famous for its snowy climes - and for hosting Santa's workshop, of course. But as these pictures reveal, it's not the only planet with snow scenes this holiday season. This is the Korolev crater, near the north pole of Mars, as captured by the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Mars Express mission. The crater is 82km (50 miles) across 77

December 11, 2018 5:45 AM Newspaper headlines: 'Desperate' May's Brexit rescue mission

The Mail leads with Theresa May's "last-ditch mission to salvage her Brexit deal" hours after avoiding a "humiliating" defeat by deferring the MPs' vote in the Commons. It describes the "shambolic scenes" after Tuesday's vote was ditched just half an hour after Downing Street had confirmed it was going ahead. In a play on the famous remark by Margaret 229

December 7, 2018 11:20 AM ‘We’re ON MARS’ NASA releases most high quality pictures of Red Planet EVER

NASA has released the clearest ever pictures of Mars, giving us Earthlings an unprecedented view of the Red Planet. After a seven-month and 300million mile journey, NASA’s InSight lander finally arrived at Mars on November 26. It is only now however that the space agency is releasing some of the most outstanding images of Mars that have ever been seen. NASA released 54