iol scitech oct 30 Fukang meteorite
REUTERS

Chinese rich pay sky-high meteorite prices

For some of China's wealthy, the terrestrial trappings of fast cars are worthless compared to bounty from outer space.

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iol scitech oct 30 APTOPIX Space Station
AP

Probe into Virginia rocket blast begins

Authorities started investigating what caused an unmanned US supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff.

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IOL pic oct29 antares rocked explodes
Associated Press

‘It was a huge ball of smoke and fire’

Nasa says an unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.

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Space

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KZN academics weigh galactic cluster
July 28 2014 at 14:15

KZN researchers have made groundbreaking astronomical discoveries by measuring the mass of a merging galaxy cluster.

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Nasa’s big solar storm bombshell
July 25 2014 at 13:23

The extreme space weather that tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012, was the most powerful in 150 years, says Nasa.

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SKA to ‘see’ space as it was
July 25 2014 at 08:20

Imagery will make it possible for scientists to chart the whereabouts of gas in and around galaxies over cosmic time.

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Mars rover phone home
July 24 2014 at 14:17

Nasa has put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

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Are we alone? Alien CFCs might hold answer
July 24 2014 at 09:10

Astronomers in the next decade might be able to detect the presence of an industrialised alien society, says a study.

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Russian cargo craft docks with ISS
July 24 2014 at 09:09

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said.

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US honours its famous spacemen
July 22 2014 at 09:41

Nasa honoured one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

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US debates next lunar step
July 21 2014 at 09:40

Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the US remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.

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Moon walk immortalised a moment in time
July 17 2014 at 15:00

Buzz Aldrin is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Armstrong became the first humans to step on the moon.

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Cargo ship reaches space station
July 17 2014 at 09:40

An Orbital Sciences cargo ship reached the International Space Station with a delivery of food, supplies and science experiments.

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