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How the Hubble improved our scope

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Hubble, the most important and productive telescope since Galileo’s discoveries four centuries ago.

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Pics: Celebrating 25 years of Hubble

Nasa marked the silver anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with fireworks of a celestial kind.

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Lightening up on dark matter

Scientists get a first-hand look at how dark matter interacts with the universe around it – and are now closer to unravelling its mysteries.

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How the Hubble improved our scope
April 24 2015 at 11:21

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Hubble, the most important and productive telescope since Galileo’s discoveries four centuries ago.

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Pics: Celebrating 25 years of Hubble
April 24 2015 at 07:17

Nasa marked the silver anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with fireworks of a celestial kind.

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Lightening up on dark matter
April 17 2015 at 12:50

Scientists get a first-hand look at how dark matter interacts with the universe around it – and are now closer to unravelling its mysteries.

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Spaceman has kids reaching for stars
April 17 2015 at 12:53

Soweto schoolkids starstruck after receiving inspiring intergalactic message.

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New comet found by SA telescope
April 16 2015 at 11:46

Astronomers have discovered a new comet – the first to be discovered in South Africa since 1978.

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Magnetism is not such a galactic force
April 15 2015 at 13:20

The ‘surprising’ non-magnetism of Rosetta’s comet suggests that magnetic pull wasn’t an important factor in the formation of our solar system’s comets and planets.

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New data - and Ceres mystery deepens
April 14 2015 at 11:49

The more scientists learn about Ceres, the sphere circling our Sun between Mars and Jupiter, the weirder it becomes.

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Water on Mars... but very salty
April 14 2015 at 11:06

The surface of Mars may still hold water - albeit the saltiest variety possible - according to scientists.

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Nasa: we'll find alien life in a decade
April 9 2015 at 12:13

Signs of alien life will be discovered within a decade, Nasa's chief scientist has forecast.

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Dust-covered ice glaciers found on Mars
April 9 2015 at 12:03

Mars has enough frozen water to blanket the planet with a 1.1m thick layer of ice, scientists have said.

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