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Asteroid to fly by Cape Town
Asteroid to fly by Cape Town
An asteroid about the size of a football field is expected to zoom by Earth on Tuesday, but at a safe distance, the United States space agency...
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch
The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's...
Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe
Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe
Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, cataclysmic events now known to have generated at least...
Durban-born Dokta Spizee blasts cosmic sounds with ethereal yet heavy Gemini mixtape
Durban-born Dokta Spizee blasts cosmic sounds with ethereal yet heavy Gemini mixtape
Earlier this year Nasa released files debunking a myth about the 1969 Apollo 10 mission — that astronauts had reported hearing sounds as they...
World a flaming disaster as Earth heats up
World a flaming disaster as Earth heats up
Let’s just admit the world is screwed. We’ve exhausted all hyperbole and exclamation-worthy sentences in the quest to capture the extraordinary...
New Horizons: Tiny Pluto sports big mountains
New Horizons: Tiny Pluto sports big mountains
The first close-up views of Pluto show mountains made of ice and a surprisingly young,...
Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home
Pluto probe survives encounter, phones home
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons at 7:49 EDT (11:49 GMT). The event culminated an...
Habitable planets: The ideal home in the Goldilocks Zone
Habitable planets: The ideal home in the Goldilocks Zone
It is some of the most sought-after real estate in the universe: the Goldilocks Zone. It is the area around a star in which liquid water could exist...
Of Italy's first female astronaut ... and a coffee machine
Of Italy's first female astronaut ... and a coffee machine
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
Interstellar dust scooped from vacuum
Interstellar dust scooped from vacuum
It could be the most exotic material on the planet. Seven particles of dust brought back to Earth by a spacecraft nearly a decade ago appear to have...
Russian space gecko experiment back on track
Russian space gecko experiment back on track
Will geckos still get it on in zero gravity? It looked like this and other pressing scientific questions would remain unanswered after Russia's space...

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