iol scitech may 24 moon
AP

Fly us to the moon, space mission asks public

A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time.

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iol scitehc nov 20 russia explosion
YoUTube.com

What was mystery light in sky?

A blazing, eerie ball of light in the darkening sky over Russia has triggered an explosion of speculation. [VIDEO]

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iol scitech nov 19 comet
AFP

Comet probe ‘sniffed’ organic molecules

Mankind's first-ever probe of a comet found traces of organic molecules and a surface much harder than imagined, say scientists.

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Space

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Pics: Philae’s historic landing
November 13 2014 at 06:56

The ESA is ecstatic at the operation and Nasa itself heaped praise on the exploit.

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Comet’s haunting ‘song’ captured
November 13 2014 at 07:31

In the build-up to the comet landing, European Space Agency scientists learned something surprising. [SOUND CLIP]

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Space first: Philae probe lands on comet
November 13 2014 at 04:16

The European Space Agency has landed a probe on a comet - but its harpoons failed to anchor on the surface.

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Half of universe's stars are orphans - scientists
November 12 2014 at 13:38

New observations show that as many as half the stars in the universe may be this kind.

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Rosetta lander starts descent to comet
November 12 2014 at 13:09

The European Space Agency earlier gave the final go-ahead for separation of the lander, named Philae, from Rosetta.

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Comet landing: ESA gives final go-ahead
November 12 2014 at 10:23

Engineers designed the lander not knowing what type of terrain they would find on the comet's surface.

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Rosetta to start nail-biting 7-hour descent
November 12 2014 at 08:24

Europe's mission to land the first-ever probe on a comet was on track with one final 'go'.

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First hurdle cleared in Rosetta mission
November 12 2014 at 04:15

Scientists are going through a final systems check for the first landing on a comet.

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Comet Landing: Follow Rosetta
November 11 2014 at 10:37

On Tuesday night Rosetta will begin preparations to land Philae, its robot lab, on a comet. Follow the action on Twitter. Read Story
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Probe set for ‘magical’ landing on comet
November 11 2014 at 10:41

European scientists are gearing for the culmination of two decades' work with the first-ever landing on a comet.

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