Possible extent of ancient lake on Mars

The illustration depicts a concept of the possible extent of an ancient lake inside Gale Crater, Mars. The existence of a lake billions of years ago was confirmed from examination of mudstone in the crater’s Yellowknife Bay area. For this illustration, the possible extent was estimated by mapping ancient lake and stream deposits and recognising […]

South Africa launches third satellite

On 21 November, 2013 the French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI), at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, made history by being the first  in South Africa, and indeed the first in Africa, to launch a locally built nano-satellite into orbit from a site in Russia. At  a ceremony held in the auditorium at […]