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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Space

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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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CERN restarts ‘Big Bang’ collider
April 5 2015 at 14:36

Scientists at CERN embarked on a new bid to resolve some mysteries of the universe.

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Mercury 'is solar system's rubbish dump'
March 31 2015 at 12:20

The planet Mercury a celestial reminder of what happens if you don't keep up with the dusting, scientists say.

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Dark matter: not as light as we thought
March 30 2015 at 11:51

A study of galaxy clusters and their collisions shows that dark matter does not ‘behave’ quite as we’ve thought.

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Lift off for groundbreaking space mission
March 30 2015 at 11:39

NASA looks forward to triple whammy as astronaut sets off for longest stay on International Space Station.

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Shining a light on dark matter
March 27 2015 at 15:29

Studying a myriad cosmic collisions between galaxy clusters gives scientists a better understanding of an unseen parallel universe.

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Local Mars candidate scientist honoured
March 27 2015 at 11:47

KZN student who has her sights set on the Red Planet is named one of 15 promising young female scientists from around the world.

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Nasa’s groundbreaking twin tales
March 27 2015 at 11:51

With one half of a pair of twins in space, scientists finally get to study just how our bodies are affected by our environment.

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'We do our work that we love'
March 26 2015 at 12:21

On Earth, their governments are in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russia and the US work together.

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Nasa aims to sling rock round moon
March 26 2015 at 11:46

A Nasa mission aims to pave the way for future human missions to Mars, the space agency says.

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