It’s a scenario straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster, an asteroid is careening towards Earth and is set to wipe out human existence. To mark Asteroid Day, here are four space rocks on a collision course with our planet. The United Nations fears that the possibility of an asteroid smashing[…]
Ever since 1988, over 70% of the world’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions have been the doing of just 100 companies. Sadly, it’s kind of a myth that modifying personal behaviour like buying eco-friendly, green products, eliminating the use of straws and saving every drop of water possible would drastically reduce[…]
The longest total eclipse in a century will take place on 27 July 2018 and should be visible in South Africa — weather permitting. What will we see? The full Moon will rise just after sunset on Friday 27 July. At 7:13 pm SA Time (17:13 UT), the Moon will[…]
Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA has said. Named Kepler 452b, the planet is about 60 percent larger than Earth. It could have active volcanoes, oceans and sunshine[…]
Certain areas of Johannesburg felt the earth shake on Saturday. News24’s Naledi Shange said she felt the ground shake in Pimville, Soweto. “I initially thought it was blasting somewhere around here. The ground shook for a few seconds,” she said. Funiwe Daweti also from Pimville said: “I heard a sound[…]
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