iol scitech oct 24 Partial Solar Eclipse~7
AP

Partial eclipse sweeps across N. America

A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on social media.

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IOL pic may27 moon water deposits
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China launches moon orbiter

China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned trip.

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iol scitech july 25 solar storm
AP

‘Twisted rope’ clue to dangerous solar storms

A 'twisted rope' of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites, say French scientists.

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Space

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Partial eclipse sweeps across N. America
October 24 2014 at 08:41

A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on social media.

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China launches moon orbiter
October 24 2014 at 08:40

China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned trip.

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‘Twisted rope’ clue to dangerous solar storms
October 23 2014 at 09:43

A 'twisted rope' of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites, say French scientists.

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Cosmonauts breeze through spacewalk
October 23 2014 at 09:41

Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a speedy spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace science experiments.

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China to send orbiter to moon and back
October 22 2014 at 09:30

China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon.

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A man's world, but leave Mars to women
October 21 2014 at 13:44

Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men, writes Kate Greene.

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UAE aims for stars with Mars project
October 21 2014 at 08:21

Oil-rich United Arab Emirates has launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021.

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Top secret space drone returns to Earth
October 20 2014 at 09:16

After a mission in space that lasted nearly two years, the US Air Force top secret drone returned safely to Earth.

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Comet makes rare close pass by Mars
October 20 2014 at 09:16

A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic probes were poised for studies.

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Saturn moon's 'life-friendly' ocean
October 17 2014 at 08:24

Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface.

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