iol scitech aug 3 Space Shuttle Debris Display
AP

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on display

A new exhibit features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight.

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iol scitech jul 31 Comet Science
AP

Philae provides insight on comet

Information collected by Europe's Philae spacecraft is reshaping scientists' thinking about these icy bodies called comets.

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iol scitech dec 5 earth satellite
Reuters

Earth’s ancient 'magnetic personality'

There has been debate among scientists about when the vital shield generated by Earth's liquid iron core formed.

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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on display
August 3 2015 at 10:02

A new exhibit features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight.

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Earth’s ancient 'magnetic personality'
July 31 2015 at 09:12

There has been debate among scientists about when the vital shield generated by Earth's liquid iron core formed.

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Philae provides insight on comet
July 31 2015 at 09:12

Information collected by Europe's Philae spacecraft is reshaping scientists' thinking about these icy bodies called comets.

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Lithium find could solve astronomy puzzle
July 30 2015 at 08:27

Astronomers have discovered lithium in a type of stellar explosion known as a nova for the first time.

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No new contact with Philae - scientists
July 30 2015 at 08:26

The fridge-sized robotic lab, which landed on a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, last made contact via the Rosetta orbiter on July 9.

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Lax pilot training caused crash - probe
July 29 2015 at 08:52

Investigators cited inadequate training of test pilots as a leading factor behind last year's fatal crash of Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship.

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Finding aliens not straightforward
July 28 2015 at 13:09

If this is the only place in the galaxy with intelligent life, then Earth is some sort of miracle, say scientists.

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Science drawing closer to alien world?
July 28 2015 at 08:53

Nasa's discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet has social media buzzing about the chances of finding a faraway world.

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Pluto wrapped in haze, ice flows
July 27 2015 at 13:22

Analysis shows distinct layers of haze in Pluto's nitrogen, carbon monoxide and methane atmosphere.

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ET, are you out there?
July 24 2015 at 10:30

Why the $100m alien listening project may be a huge waste of time. Andrew Norton investigates

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