Caring clergy should refuse to co-operate. Too many congregations will serve as virus multipliers, writes Peter Storey.
Rain. More clouds than sun. Cool.
Local astronomer Heine Wieben Rasmussen has captured a series of spectacular images of Comet SWAN from the remote mountains of the Cederberg in the Western Cape.
In less than two years, scientists expect to receive the first-ever images of, and data about, the sun's poles.
Astronomers think the planet, called Proxima c, is a super-Earth that formed far from the icy region where scientists think such worlds are born.
The star that some researchers think served as the north star for the ancient Egyptians is actually a pair of stars that eclipse one other.
If all goes well next year, SpaceX and Boeing will launch their first astronauts for NASA, and Mars will gain three new rovers.
LIGO can now detect gravitational waves almost every week, thanks to a new instrument that squeezes photons in a vacuum.
Astronomers warned that SpaceX's Starlink satellites could majorly jeopardise astronomical research.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and new mirror technology confirmed a mystery that could lead to a "new physics," one astrophysicist said.
Astronomers discover 20 new moons around Saturn, making it the planet with the most number of moons in the solar system.
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Scientists usually find black holes by detecting X-rays they emit as they devour nearby stars. But this one was quietly hidden 1,000 light-years away.
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Two astronomers from North West University are part of a star-studded research team from 15 countries that has observed star bursts – or growth spurts – previously unknown to humankind, providing a rare glimpse into how high-mass stars grow even larger.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot zips around 2.4 times faster than Earth, while Venus spins so slowly you can't tell it's moving backwards.
South Africa's world class MeerKAT radio telescope has peered deep into space to observe distant Milky Way-like galaxies for the first time.
The planets are so far apart, and the sun is so big, that you wouldn't be able to see anything in an accurate model of the solar system.
Astronomers had 50 seconds to turn their telescopes toward a violent explosion in a galaxy 4 billion light-years away.
NASA also released a time-lapse video of the comet, 2I/Borisov, hurtling past the sun. The images show a halo of dust surrounding the alien object.
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Three rovers, six US flags, dozens of probes that either landed successfully or crashed, tools, cameras and trash: The Moon is dotted with hundreds of objects as a result of space exploration.
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