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30 July 2014 Last updated at 14:03

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The ascent vehicle blasts off from MarsHow to put a human on Mars

UK team's concept for putting the first people on the Red Planet

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Jonathan Amos Article written by Jonathan Amos Jonathan Amos Science correspondent

Rosetta heads for space 'rubber duck'

Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.

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Matt McGrath Article written by Matt McGrath Matt McGrath Environment correspondent

Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation

Species that have both positive and negative impacts on their environment are giving new insights into how to save those under threat.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Deep sea mining licences issued

The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

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