Kenya's top court hears petitions to cancel election, again

2017-11-16 05:49

Kenya's Supreme Court has began hearing two petitions to annul last month's presidential election, which was already a re-run ordered by the court after it annulled an earlier vote.

Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts - Japan scientists

2017-10-21 10:44

Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings.

Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landing

2017-10-18 19:29

Russia's space agency says a manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year.

New camera at ISS working well - Nasa

2017-10-14 15:42

The high-definition video camera at the International Space Station that two US astronauts installed a few days ago is working very well, says Nasa.

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

2017-09-29 13:29

Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency has said, as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace.

Asteroid-bound spacecraft zips by Earth for gravity boost

2017-09-22 21:48

An unmanned NASA spacecraft travelling to a distant asteroid has veered toward Earth for a gravitational slingshot manoeuvre that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the US space agency says.

Cassini readies for Saturn 'goodbye kiss'

2017-09-14 10:45

Nasa's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gaseous giant.

Kenya opposition launches cash appeal for election re-run

2017-09-08 20:23

Kenya's opposition coalition has urged supporters to donate money to its election campaign for next month's presidential vote re-run in which its candidate Raila Odinga will bid for power once again.

WATCH: Record-breaking woman astronaut back on Earth

Peggy Whitson, 57, the oldest female astronaut in the history of space exploration, is back on Earth after spending a whopping 288 consecutive days in the ISS. Watch.

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Trump names former Navy aviator to head NASA

2017-09-02 11:27

US President Donald Trump has announced he plans to appoint James Bridenstine, a former navy pilot and Republican congressman, to head the US space agency NASA.


Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

2017-11-03 16:02

NASA says the famous ozone hole over Antarctica shriveled to its smallest peak level since 1988.

Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

2017-10-20 22:47

Two American astronauts have wrapped up crucial repairs to the International Space Station's robotic arm, with just weeks to spare before the next cargo ship arrives, Nasa says.

Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe

2017-10-16 18:55

Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, cataclysmic events now known to have generated at least half the gold in the Universe, excited research teams have revealed.

Asteroid to pass alarmingly close to Earth

2017-10-08 05:47

Nasa Earth defence specialists are closely monitoring the approach of an asteroid that is due to make a staggeringly close pass of Earth.

Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station project

2017-09-27 13:49

Russia and the United States have agreed to co-operate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to explore deep space and send humans to Mars.

A simulated voyage to Mars: Crew emerges from isolation

2017-09-20 08:35

Six Nasa-backed research crew who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have emerged from isolation.

Riots in Kenya city after rumor about alleged election fraud

2017-09-13 17:15

Riots broke out in Kenya's opposition stronghold of Kisumu city after a rumor spread about alleged efforts to rig next month's presidential election, a police official has said.

Weight of Harvey rains caused Houston to sink

2017-09-07 22:02

A California geophysicist says the sheer weight of the torrential rains brought by Harvey has caused Houston to sink by two centimetres.

Record-breaking astronaut comes back to Earth

2017-09-03 16:39

A record-shattering NASA astronaut touched down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space.

Largest asteroid in a century to whizz past Earth

2017-08-30 21:27

The largest asteroid in more than a century will whizz safely past Earth on September 1 at a safe but unusually close distance of about 7 million kilometres, Nasa says.

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