Phase two of ExoMars mission delayed

2016-05-02 18:44

The second part of a joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has been delayed.

SpaceX aims for Mars

2016-04-28 17:05

SpaceX aims to send a Dragon capsule to Mars as early as 2018, the first step in the company's goal of colonising the red planet.

MeerKAT radio telescope will be operational in June - Pandor

2016-04-15 13:43

The first antennae for the MeerKAT radio telescope - the precursor to the large scale Square Kilometre Array project - will be ready for service at the end of June, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Mars probe sends first pictures home

2016-04-14 22:00

The Euro-Russian spacecraft ExoMars, launched towards the Red Planet last month, has sent home its first pictures from space.

10 storage ideas to make a small home feel much bigger

2016-04-13 14:34

Make your living space more roomy without changing your address.

SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station

2016-04-10 19:02

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship, carrying lettuce seeds, lab mice and an inflatable pop-up room, has arrived at a crowded International Space Station where six spacecraft are now docked.

SpaceX successfully lands rocket on ocean platform

2016-04-09 15:01

After four failed bids SpaceX has finally stuck the landing, powering the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket onto an ocean platform where it touched down upright after launching cargo to space.

How to hide Earth from ET?

2016-04-01 16:03

The fate of humanity if aliens were to discover Earth with its balmy climate and bountiful resources, has long been a concern for scientists - many of whom fear the worst.

Moon's 'wandering poles' shifted long ago - study

2016-03-24 09:22

Telltale patches of water ice on opposite ends of the Moon reveal that Earth's orbiting companion once spun on a different axis, according to a study.

WATCH: Solar eclipse begins sweeping across Indonesia

2016-03-09 07:43

A solar eclipse began sweeping across the vast Indonesian archipelago on Wednesday, with hordes of sky gazers set to watch the spectacle, which will be marked by parties, prayers and tribal rituals.


SALT leaves scientists starry-eyed

2016-04-29 20:15

Astrophysicists attached to the Southern African Large Telescope are observing supernovas "almost weekly", Naledi Pandor, Science and Technology Minister, was told during a tour of the facility on Friday.

Europe to launch satellites for Earth, Einstein

2016-04-22 08:20

Europe is set to launch two satellites with very important missions: one will track environmental damage to Earth, while the other will test a mainstay of physics theory.

SKA shows that excellence can come from Africa - Pandor

2016-04-15 12:26

The development surrounding the Square Kilometre Array project is a sign to the world that Africa is capable of producing excellence, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Hawking & Russian billionaire unveil $100m plan to send tiny spaceships on star voyage

2016-04-13 17:00

Billionaire Russian investor Yuri Milner and British cosmologist Stephen Hawking have announced an ambitious new space initiative for a mission to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth.

SpaceX's recovered rocket back at port

2016-04-13 10:35

The first rocket to successfully land at sea is back at its home port.

SpaceX launches inflatable space rooms after landing rocket

2016-04-09 18:01

SpaceX has resumed space station deliveries for NASA, launching the first inflatable room ever built for astronauts, in a week that saw the company successfully land a rocket on an ocean platform.

Monster black holes may lurk all around us - study

2016-04-07 08:03

Astronomers have stumbled upon a super-massive black hole in an unexpected corner of the Universe, implying these galactic monsters are much more common than once thought, a study says.

Russia to launch first space rocket from Vostochny pad in late April

2016-03-30 16:03

Russia will launch its first space rocket from the newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East sometime within the last 10 days of April

Europe-Russia mission departs for Mars

2016-03-15 18:44

A joint European-Russian mission aiming to search for traces of life on Mars has left Earth's orbit at the start of a seven-month unmanned space journey.

Yearlong spaceman takes the plunge

2016-03-04 18:15

Nasa's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, has taken a long-anticipated plunge - jumping into his backyard pool, astronaut outfit and all!

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