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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iol scitech sep 4 milky way
REUTERS

Lithium find could solve astronomy puzzle

Astronomers have discovered lithium in a type of stellar explosion known as a nova for the first time.

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Space

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Scientists ask public to name asteroid
July 23 2015 at 13:14

Japanese space scientists are on the hunt for a new name for an asteroid that may contain the secret of life.

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‘We have contact’
July 23 2015 at 12:28

Astronauts have successfully docked with the International Space Station under six hours after they launched.

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After series of fails, Soyuz rocket lifts off
July 23 2015 at 08:36

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man crew bound for the International Space Station has blasted off.

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‘We were wrong about Pluto’
July 22 2015 at 13:05

Scientists are marvelling at how 'very active' the dwarf planet is in contrast with previous theories.

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A look on bright side of Earth
July 22 2015 at 08:41

A Nasa camera on a new Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has captured a groundbreaking picture of Earth.

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Crowdfunding for Armstrong spacesuit
July 22 2015 at 08:41

The Smithsonian has turned to Kickstarter to raise $500 000 to restore the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong wore when he walked on the moon.

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Faulty brace likely doomed rocket
July 21 2015 at 13:16

A faulty metal brace in an unmanned SpaceX rocket likely triggered the explosion that destroyed it, says Elon Musk.

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Comet lander falls silent
July 21 2015 at 09:16

The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, European scientists said, raising fears that it has moved again on its new home.

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The $100m question: Do aliens exist?
July 21 2015 at 09:16

Scientists are about to embark on the biggest search yet for alien life, sweeping the skies for signals beyond our solar system.

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Scientists puzzle over Pluto's polygons
July 20 2015 at 08:52

New pictures relayed by the first spacecraft to visit Pluto show odd polygon-shaped features and smooth hills in an crater-free plain.

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