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Six real-life Star Wars worlds

The Stars Wars universe has been captivating audiences for decades, but astronomers are beginning to find alien worlds that bear an uncanny resemblance to the planets dreamt up by George Lucas.

What if we find alien life?

Professor Stephen Hawking has launched a new, highly funded search for extraterrestrial intelligence, but what will happen if we actually do end up making first contact?

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10 NASA sounds that’ll whisk you off into space

Ever since the 1950s, NASA has been collecting sounds from its pioneering missions. The space agency recently uploaded over 60 audio clips to its SoundCloud page, so we've picked out some of our favourites. Put on your headphones and let us take you into space!