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Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'

Scientists discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, the planet now has more moons than any other planet.

Astronomers find 10 new moons around Jupiter, including 'oddball'

Africa

S Africa launches world's biggest super radio telescope

The SKA will become operational by 2030 and explore exploding stars, black holes and traces of the universe's origins.

South Africa launches powerful new telescope

Science & Technology

Spacecraft launched to remove dangerous space junk

The RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft will do several tests in an attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of space junk.

Spacecraft launched to remove dangerous space junk

Opinion

Trump's astronomically misguided 'space force'

Plans to create a US 'space force' will take global militarisation to another level.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Science & Technology

NASA's Opportunity rover falls silent

Opportunity has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops Mars and blots out the sun.

NASA's Opportunity rover falls silent

Science & Technology

NASA launches Mars-bound craft to study quakes

Mars lander designed to listen for 'Marsquakes' before eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet.

Angola

Angola loses first satellite four months after launch

Russia, which build the defective AngoSat-1, will construct a new satellite, scheduled to be launched in 2020.

Angola's first satellite defunct four months after launch

Space

NASA to launch mission to find 20,000 new exoplanets

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will analyse about 200,000 stars and is expected to find thousands of new planets.

NASA to launch satellite looking for 20,000 new exoplanets

China

Tiangong-1 crash preludes China's massive space ambitions

Shunned by the US' space programme, China is investing heavily in its own technologies, revealing huge ambition.

 Tiangong-1 crash preludes China's massive space ambitions

Space

Defunct Chinese space station set to crash on Earth

Abandoned Chinese space station expected to hit Earth's atmosphere within hours after contact lost in 2016.

China's Tiangong-1 space station set to crash on Earth

Space

Astronomers discover 'impossible' galaxy without dark matter

The observation raises questions on how galaxies are formed in the first place.

Astronomers discover 'impossible' galaxy without dark matter

Space

Fifty years on, the three tales of Gagarin’s death

'None of the documents from the 29 volumes of the investigation was published in full,' said Russian historian Glushko.

Yuri Gagarin's death: Three tales for his crash

Space

Musk: In WW3 we could flee to the moon

Elon wants "a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back".

Musk: In WW3 we could flee to the moon

Science & Technology

Falcon Heavy rocket: What is it and why you should care

Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket to launch since the Saturn V rocket which was used in the 1970s.

Science & Technology

Elon Musk: Rocket core's ocean crash for blooper reel

Centre core of Falcon Heavy rocket hit water at 480 km/h and took out two engines of ocean landing pad, Musk says.