NASA's Jupiter probe just beamed back mesmerising new photos of the gas giant

2018-07-19 18:07

Juno's high-speed flybys around Jupiter, called perijoves, happen once every 53.5 days and have allowed NASA to document the gas giant like never before. The most recent trip (Juno's 14th perijove) occurred on July 16. Here's what the probe saw.

Watch: The UK has chosen Scotland for its first spaceport – potentially worth R66 billion to its economy

A Scottish government agency has until the early 2020s to get the site up and running, with European spacecraft possibly to launch from it soon after.

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On Friday SA unveils the R4.4 billion MeerKAT telescope. Here’s what it’s for.

2018-07-12 06:29

Astronomers will use the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to help probe the history of the universe – and figure out where the fuel for forming stars is coming from.

Zim launches Space Agency to close tech gap

2018-07-10 16:18

The new Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency - ZINGSA - aims to advance geo-spatial science and develop agriculture, mineral exploration, disease surveillance and conservation, the president says.

Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin plans to land on the moon by 2023

2018-07-06 17:52

Blue Origin, the space flight project founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, already has plans for space tourism and has completed some test flights with reusable rockets. Now, the company aims to land on the moon within 5 years.

WATCH: Japanese space probe arrives at distant asteroid

2018-06-27 20:18

A Japanese space probe arrived at an asteroid over 180 million miles from Earth after a three-and-a-half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life.

There's a compelling explanation for why we've never found aliens — and it could mean humanity is doomed

2018-06-26 13:41

One of the most important questions for the survival of the human species — and one that could help us figure out if other intelligent life exists in the universe — is whether planetary civilizations can survive the ways they change their own environ

More than a million space rocks could strike Earth with more energy than a nuclear bomb, and we don't know where most of them are

2018-06-23 10:35

There are over a million "city-killing" asteroids lurking in space, and we've only found a third of them.

Mars will soon come closer to Earth than it has been in 15 years — here's how to see it

2018-06-18 10:47

That'll make for some prime nighttime viewing.

Stephen Hawking's voice will be blasted into a black hole from a space station in a touching final memorial

2018-06-16 06:09

The speech has been set to an original score by Vangelis, the composer behind the music for "Chariots of Fire".


Scientists just found a dozen new moons around Jupiter — including one they're calling an 'oddball'

2018-07-18 10:53

Our solar system's giant planet has been hiding something — or 12 things, really.

A meteorite spotted before entering the atmosphere has been recovered from a remote area of Botswana - the second time in history this has happened

2018-07-12 17:46

To retrieve the pea-sized fragment, the team was chaperoned by park rangers in the territory of lions and elephants, snakes and scorpions.

Watch: Russia just made the fastest cargo trip to the International Space Station ever

2018-07-11 09:49

In the near future, humans might be able to leave earth after eating breakfast – and arrive at the space station in time for lunch.

By 2022 you’ll be able to holiday in space for a mere R134 million

2018-07-09 14:21

In just a few years, your dream of space travel might come true, but you’ll have to fork out a large sum of money.

WATCH: 'Space kingdom' seeks citizens to live on moon

2018-06-27 18:36

Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here’s a solution: Become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonise the moon.

A big solar storm could wreak havoc on GPS and everything else on your phone

2018-06-25 15:31

The sun has been extremely calm lately. But that's not necessarily a good sign.

NASA's nuclear-powered Mars rover took an amazing selfie during an intense global dust storm

2018-06-19 10:55

The image, which fans of the spacecraft stitched together, shows how dim and dusty conditions on the red planet have become.

NASA astronauts must sculpt freakishly strong arms to work in space — here's how former space station commander Peggy Whitson trained

2018-06-17 11:09

If you think your arms are strong enough to go to space, think again. NASA astronauts endure grueling daily routines to stay in top form. We spoke to former International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson, who has spent 665 days in space, about h

A 40-year-old mystery about rising temperatures on the moon has been solved — and it was probably the Apollo astronauts' fault

2018-06-13 12:29

Scientists have recovered years of hidden temperature data from the NASA moon landings in the 1970s. They think there's only one possible explanation for a warming shift in surface temperatures on the moon: human footprints.

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