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16 Jul '15, 6:00pm
Pupils’ passion rewarded with Nasa trip
Pupils’ passion rewarded with Nasa trip

Two Cape Town high school pupils are over the moon after being selected to attend the United Space School at Nasa.

16 Jul '15, 09:12am
Spotted: Tiny Pluto’s big mountains
Spotted: Tiny Pluto’s big mountains

The first close-up views of Pluto show mountains made of ice and a surprisingly young, crater-free surface.

15 Jul '15, 08:48am
‘Pluto just had its first visitor’
‘Pluto just had its first visitor’

About 13 hours after its closest approach to Pluto, the last major unexplored body in the solar system, New Horizons phoned home.

15 Jul '15, 06:55am
Pics: Pluto’s heart of ice
Pics: Pluto’s heart of ice

Revealed for the first time in all its glory, the icy face of Pluto was photographed close up by New Horizons.

14 Jul '15, 08:57am
Pluto bigger than predicted - Nasa
Pluto bigger than predicted - Nasa

Mysterious Pluto looms large and turns out to be larger than expected as Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft wraps up a nearly decade-long journey.

13 Jul '15, 08:42am
Spotted face of Pluto comes into focus
Spotted face of Pluto comes into focus

The New Horizons spacecraft is closing fast on an unexpectedly spotted Pluto, the most distant planet ever explored.

10 Jul '15, 08:47am
New astronauts for commercial flight
New astronauts for commercial flight

Three men and one woman were named by Nasa as the astronauts who will fly aboard spaceships built by private companies in the coming years.

09 Jul '15, 08:06am
‘Plenty of time’ to test SpaceX rocket
‘Plenty of time’ to test SpaceX rocket

The Falcon 9 rocket accident should not eliminate SpaceX from the competition to launch a new GPS satellite, says the US Air Force.

08 Jul '15, 07:55am
Cause of blast still eludes SpaceX
Cause of blast still eludes SpaceX

SpaceX is still homing in on why its Falcon 9 rocket exploded after liftoff last week.

07 Jul '15, 08:02am
Pluto flyby on track despite glitch
Pluto flyby on track despite glitch

Nasa expects the New Horizons spacecraft to be back in service after a computer crash threatened its upcoming historic flyby of Pluto.

07 Jul '15, 08:02am
Comet could harbour life, say experts
Comet could harbour life, say experts

Leading astronomers who have been studying the findings of the Rosetta spacecraft believe the comet could support micro-organisms.

06 Jul '15, 10:56am
Probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto
Probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

Nasa is working to revive the New Horizons spacecraft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.

06 Jul '15, 08:14am
The 'hidden monsters' of space
The 'hidden monsters' of space

Five previously hidden supermassive black holes have been discovered by British astronomers.

05 Jul '15, 09:00am
Think Spock when alien spotting
Think Spock when alien spotting

Aliens will not look like little green men with saucer-like eyes, says Professor Simon Conway Morris.

03 Jul '15, 08:27am
Is that a UFO? No, it’s just a bird
Is that a UFO? No, it’s just a bird

As the world celebrates World UFO Day, a local expert pinpoints the best places for UFO sightings in SA.