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Visiting asteroid had its own moon

Radar images show that ‘unusual’ near-Earth object was actually a ‘binary’ that won’t be back for two centuries.

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SpaceX drops Air Force lawsuit

Start up company says it will not contest the award of a lucrative contract to launch military satellites.

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Webbing out into the stratosphere

UKZN astrophysicist plays a leading role in ‘Spider’ project, studying the universe at beginning of time.

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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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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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A mystery space plane, but why?
October 16 2014 at 14:22

The purpose of the US military's space plane is classified, only fuelling speculation about why it has been circling Earth.

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Astronauts prepare ISS for space taxis
October 16 2014 at 09:06

Preparing docking ports and other amenities for the new space taxis will take up to 10 more spacewalks next year.

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Top-secret space plane to land this week
October 15 2014 at 14:13

The unmanned X-37B is due to glide back to Earth after having launched in 2012.

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Colonising Mars? Forget about it
October 15 2014 at 08:13

Conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says.

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Secretive mini-shuttle to end mission
October 13 2014 at 09:32

The US military plans to land its secretive X-37B robotic space plane in California, ending a classified 22-month mission, officials said.

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180-day ‘coma’ for Mars astronauts
October 10 2014 at 14:10

Astronauts going to Mars could be put in a coma-like sleep to aid the mission.

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MAVEN prepares for brush with comet
October 10 2014 at 08:55

Nasa has secured its Mars probes in preparation for a rare, extremely close pass by a comet from the outer edge of the solar system.

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Fuel freeze ‘caused satellite mislaunch’
October 9 2014 at 14:14

Fuel that froze on a Soyuz rocket caused two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo navigation system to be placed into the wrong orbit in August, a probe concluded.

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