NASA is forcing nearly all 17 000 of its staff to work from home

2020-03-18 16:43

"All employees and contractors will move to mandatory telework until further notice," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Tuesday.

China's groundbreaking lunar rover found nearly 12 metres of dust on the far side of the moon

2020-02-27 14:37

The Chang'e 4 rover probed about 120 feet below the moon's surface, past a layer of dust that was "quite thick."

Scientists discover repeated 'mysterious signals' in outer space and they don't know where they're coming from

2020-02-12 19:26

Although astrophysicists do not know the source of the radio signals, it's almost definitely not aliens.

An Italian astronaut snapped an incredible interstellar selfie while floating in space

2020-02-06 16:27

It isn't the first time Luca Parmitano has snapped a photo of himself while orbiting the earth. He sent a similar picture in 2013.

New, detailed pictures of planets, moons, and comets are neither photos nor animations — they're made using data from 50 years of NASA missions

2020-01-25 17:08

On January 21, the American Museum of Natural History debuts a new planetarium show that displays the solar system with stunning accuracy.

Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe

2020-01-18 16:07

The collision might have produced hundreds of Earths' worth of gold and platinum. But some signs indicate the metals disappeared into a black hole.

A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it's a super-Earth

2020-01-16 06:28

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 Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient north star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

2020-01-08 17:37

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.

An incredible animation by a planetary scientist shows how fast each planet spins by putting them in one giant globe

2019-12-30 17:14

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.

Here's why 2020 will likely be a groundbreaking year in space

2019-12-29 11:45

If all goes well next year, SpaceX and Boeing will launch their first astronauts for NASA, and Mars will gain three new rovers.


Australia developing satellite to predict bushfire danger zones

2020-03-05 07:46

Australian scientists are developing the country's first satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start, following months of devastating fires.

Katherine Johnson, black Nasa mathematician, dies at 101

2020-02-24 20:00

Katherine Johnson, a ground-breaking black Nasa mathematician whose life was portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures," has died aged 101, the space agency says.

US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman

2020-02-06 18:07

NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station.

New photos and videos of the sun's surface show cells of boiling plasma that are half the size of SA

2020-01-30 05:39

Such images could help forecast dangerous space weather.

Elon Musk says he plans to send 1 million people to Mars by 2050 by launching 3 Starship rockets every day and creating 'a lot of jobs' on the red planet

2020-01-18 20:09

Musk said he would send 1,000 Starships full of people into Earth orbit, then rocket them all to Mars during an opportune 30-day window.

A rare chemical that helped DNA form may have come to Earth on comets from newborn stars, astronomers find

2020-01-17 09:47

Phosphorus is key in forming DNA, but the element is rare in the universe. Astronomers found molecules forming with the element around newborn stars

WANTED | Girlfriend to fly to the Moon with Japanese billionaire

2020-01-13 11:27

A Japanese billionaire has launched an online wanted ad for a girlfriend who will fly around the Moon with him on a SpaceX rocket.

Stunning images from space reveal the shocking extent of Australia's bushfire crisis

2020-01-04 13:15

Australia's fires have lasted for months, burned millions of acres, and belched out a smoke plume that could cover half of Europe.

China's wildly ambitious future in space just got a big boost with the successful launch of its new heavy-lift rocket

2019-12-30 15:52

The Long March 5 rocket was plagued with problems during its debut. But after years of revisions, China showed its redesigned launcher works.

China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission

2019-12-27 21:26

China has launched one of the world's most powerful rockets in a major step forward for its planned mission to Mars in 2020.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.