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Lightening up on dark matter

Scientists get a first-hand look at how dark matter interacts with the universe around it – and are now closer to unravelling its mysteries.

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Spaceman has kids reaching for stars

Soweto schoolkids starstruck after receiving inspiring intergalactic message.

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New comet found by SA telescope

Astronomers have discovered a new comet – the first to be discovered in South Africa since 1978.

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Dark matter: not as light as we thought
March 30 2015 at 11:51

A study of galaxy clusters and their collisions shows that dark matter does not ‘behave’ quite as we’ve thought.

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Lift off for groundbreaking space mission
March 30 2015 at 11:39

NASA looks forward to triple whammy as astronaut sets off for longest stay on International Space Station.

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Shining a light on dark matter
March 27 2015 at 15:29

Studying a myriad cosmic collisions between galaxy clusters gives scientists a better understanding of an unseen parallel universe.

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Local Mars candidate scientist honoured
March 27 2015 at 11:47

KZN student who has her sights set on the Red Planet is named one of 15 promising young female scientists from around the world.

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Nasa’s groundbreaking twin tales
March 27 2015 at 11:51

With one half of a pair of twins in space, scientists finally get to study just how our bodies are affected by our environment.

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'We do our work that we love'
March 26 2015 at 12:21

On Earth, their governments are in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russia and the US work together.

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Nasa aims to sling rock round moon
March 26 2015 at 11:46

A Nasa mission aims to pave the way for future human missions to Mars, the space agency says.

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Mars rover hits the marathon mark
March 26 2015 at 11:28

NASA says the Opportunity rover has passed the marathon mark for driving on Mars.

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Curiosity finds more signs of life on Mars
March 25 2015 at 13:56

Nasa’s rover finds nitrogen, a building block of DNA and RNA after drilling through surface rock on the Red planet.

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A Nasa astronaut’s guide to the galaxy
March 24 2015 at 11:32

Nasa scientists visited a Cape Town school to inspire pupils to become reseachers in space.

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