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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A mystery space plane, but why?
October 16 2014 at 14:22

The purpose of the US military's space plane is classified, only fuelling speculation about why it has been circling Earth.

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Astronauts prepare ISS for space taxis
October 16 2014 at 09:06

Preparing docking ports and other amenities for the new space taxis will take up to 10 more spacewalks next year.

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Top-secret space plane to land this week
October 15 2014 at 14:13

The unmanned X-37B is due to glide back to Earth after having launched in 2012.

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Colonising Mars? Forget about it
October 15 2014 at 08:13

Conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says.

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Secretive mini-shuttle to end mission
October 13 2014 at 09:32

The US military plans to land its secretive X-37B robotic space plane in California, ending a classified 22-month mission, officials said.

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180-day ‘coma’ for Mars astronauts
October 10 2014 at 14:10

Astronauts going to Mars could be put in a coma-like sleep to aid the mission.

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MAVEN prepares for brush with comet
October 10 2014 at 08:55

Nasa has secured its Mars probes in preparation for a rare, extremely close pass by a comet from the outer edge of the solar system.

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Fuel freeze ‘caused satellite mislaunch’
October 9 2014 at 14:14

Fuel that froze on a Soyuz rocket caused two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo navigation system to be placed into the wrong orbit in August, a probe concluded.

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Time-lapse video of the ‘blood moon’
October 9 2014 at 08:54

The total eclipse is the second of four over a two-year period that began April 15 and concludes on Sept. 28, 2015.

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Rich pickings for rich space tourists
October 8 2014 at 14:17

Virgin Galactic is expanding lodging options in New Mexico for its roster of passengers who hope to one day take flight into space.

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