iol scitech dec 8 nasa reuters pic
REUTERS

Hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short

Since 1998, Nasa has spent about $100-million on programs to find, assess and mitigate potentially threatening space neighbours.

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iol scitech sep 16 Europe Comet Chaser
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J marks spot for historic comet landing

The European Space Agency unveiled the spot on a comet in deep space where it will attempt a high-stakes landing.

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iol scitech sep 12 Orion
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Nasa preps Orion for deep-space test

In December Orion will be flown to an altitude of about 5 800km from Earth, 14 times farther away than the International Space Station.

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Space

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The toothbrush that’s out of this world
May 28 2014 at 09:16

A toothbrush used by one of the American astronauts who flew to the Moon is being auctioned off at a starting bid of $4 000.

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Russia puts satellite in orbit
May 28 2014 at 09:15

The Zenit-3SL rocket blasted off from the Odyssey launch pad and reached its orbit around an hour later.

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The meteor shower that never was
May 26 2014 at 09:40

Sky watchers across North America went to bed early, disappointed by a meteor shower hyped as 'potentially spectacular'.

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Martian tribute to British scientist
May 26 2014 at 09:40

Scientist Colin Pillinger has had a mountain feature on Mars named after him by Nasa.

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Record price for space memorabilia
May 26 2014 at 09:40

The price of space junk inched closer to the moon after a hand controller from the Apollo 15 mission sold at auction for $610 063.

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Russian asteroid crashed in space -scientists
May 23 2014 at 10:33

An asteroid that exploded last year over Russia collided with another asteroid before hitting Earth, new research shows.

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Citizen scientists to control satellite
May 22 2014 at 09:07

A group of citizen scientists can take over a 36-year-old decommissioned robotic space probe that will fly by the Earth in August.

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Space odyssey: One giant leap for SA
May 21 2014 at 09:12

Two ambitious South African men will be reaching for the final frontier in the coming year.

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Sea level rise forces Nasa to retreat
May 20 2014 at 09:39

From Cape Canaveral to mission control in Houston, Nasa is building seawalls where possible and moving some buildings further inland.

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SpaceX Dragon splashes down to Earth
May 19 2014 at 09:45

A Dragon cargo ship ended a 28-day stay at the International Space Station, parachuting into the Pacific Ocean.

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