iol scitech oct 24 Partial Solar Eclipse~7
AP

Partial eclipse sweeps across America

A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on social media.

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IOL pic may27 moon water deposits
Reuters

China launches moon orbiter

China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned trip.

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iol scitech july 25 solar storm
AP

‘Twisted rope’ clue to dangerous solar storms

A 'twisted rope' of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites, say French scientists.

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Space

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UAE plans mission to Mars by 2021
July 17 2014 at 09:41

The United Arab Emirates said it planned to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021, in the Arab world's first mission to another planet.

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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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Search for Earth-like life gains momentum
July 16 2014 at 09:33

South African stargazers would need a 'serious' telescope to catch a glimpse of a newly-discovered exoplanet's star, says expert. [VIDEO]

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Double lunar treat for sky gazers
July 15 2014 at 10:00

If you spent a few moments on Saturday evening gazing in awe at the huge full moon, you're in for a treat.

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‘It's like Christmas in July’
July 14 2014 at 09:38

Orbital Sciences launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia coast, its third space station delivery for Nasa.

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Out of options to rescue satellite
July 11 2014 at 14:29

A valiant effort to put a defunct Nasa science satellite back to work came to a disappointing end this week .

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Fireball lights up Aussie sky
July 11 2014 at 08:55

Australians were treated to a show after a flaming object, believed to be space junk from a rocket, streaked across the sky.

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Solar spacecraft to launch in 2016
July 10 2014 at 15:06

The Planetary Society's LightSail aims to reach orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket in two years.

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And it’s liftoff for new Russian rocket
July 10 2014 at 09:27

The Angara rocket's quiet debut was in marked contrast to a live broadcast of an embarrassing aborted first launch attempt. [VIDEO]

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Nasa to send 3D phones to space station
July 8 2014 at 09:59

The phones, part of Google's Project Tango augmented reality initiative, will be aboard a cargo spacecraft scheduled to launch on July 11.

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