Phillip Botha

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Take a look at the science behind the science fiction thriller film "Elysium" here→ (Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)

This summer the Solar Impulse prototype plane flew nonstop without any fuel from San Francisco to New York. Check out these clever ways of harnessing solar power, here →

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know

Peak mornings – August 11, 12 and 13 – are moon-free.<p><i>In honor of this weekend’s meteor shower: EarthSky’s meteor shower stuff is 15% OFF! Shop …

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news and sport from around the world this week<p>First published on Sat 10 Aug 2013 05.36 EDT