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Student rocket project set for launch

Mechanical engineering students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal will unveil their new rocket this week.

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‘Neighbourhood watch' satellites blast off

An unmanned rocket blasted off from Florida with a pair of US military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.

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Space probe waiting for a fiery tail

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is being rapidly approached by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe.

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Student rocket project set for launch
July 29 2014 at 09:41

Mechanical engineering students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal will unveil their new rocket this week.

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‘Neighbourhood watch' satellites blast off
July 29 2014 at 09:40

An unmanned rocket blasted off from Florida with a pair of US military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries' spacecraft.

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KZN academics weigh galactic cluster
July 28 2014 at 14:15

KZN researchers have made groundbreaking astronomical discoveries by measuring the mass of a merging galaxy cluster.

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Space probe waiting for a fiery tail
July 28 2014 at 14:16

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is being rapidly approached by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe.

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Nasa’s big solar storm bombshell
July 25 2014 at 13:23

The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years, says Nasa.

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SKA to ‘see’ space as it was
July 25 2014 at 08:20

Imagery will make it possible for scientists to chart the whereabouts of gas in and around galaxies over cosmic time.

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Mars rover phone home
July 24 2014 at 14:17

Nasa has put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

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Are we alone? Alien CFCs might hold answer
July 24 2014 at 09:10

Astronomers in the next decade might be able to detect the presence of an industrialised alien society, says a study.

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Russian cargo craft docks with ISS
July 24 2014 at 09:09

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said.

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US honours its famous spacemen
July 22 2014 at 09:41

Nasa honoured one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

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