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Solar Orbiter ready for science

ESA’s Solar Orbiter has successfully completed four months of painstaking technical verification, known as commissioning. Despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Out of nowhere, a Global Magnetic Anomaly

In recent times the Earth’s magnetic field has been quiet. Actually, very quiet! The Sun is in the pits of what may turn out...

Space as a Service weather monitoring

Xplore have been awarded a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study for a solar observatory at the Earth-Sun L1 Lagrange point to monitor...

Weekend read: Hot stars plagued by giant magnetic spots

Astronomers using ESO telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters, called extreme horizontal branch stars....

Weekend Read: New Magnetic North for Smartphones

Since it was first measured in 1831, we have known that magnetic north is constantly on the move. However, its tendency to slowly roam...

The Great Geomagnetic Storm of May 1921

99 years ago, on 12 May 1921, people around the world woke up to some unusual headlines:” Telegraph Service Prostrated, Comet Not to Blame”...

Two solar cycles active at once

On 27 April there were two sunspots in the Sun’s southern hemisphere. Their magnetic polarity reveals something interesting: they come from different solar cycles....

Weekend read: a call to heal our planet

Atmospheric scientists show resilience. Is the widespread lock down a call to heal our planet?  As businesses, schools, and entire cities shut down to prevent...

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CSIR locally developed ventilator rolled out

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) –...
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Fak’ugesi Festival 2020 is Powering Up Africa’s Resolution

#POWERTOTHEPIXEL 2020 invites artists to enter now! The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct and Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg has...

Hytec opens branch in Lephalale

Hytec South Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, has officially opened its new branch in...

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CSIR locally developed ventilator rolled out

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an...

Fak’ugesi Festival 2020 is Powering Up Africa’s Resolution

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