Called Pan-STARRS, the comet passed within 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) of Earth on Tuesday.
The western part of the Antarctica ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought, a new study found.
A huge mosque complex, largest in the southern hemisphere, modelled on the famous Selimiye mosque of Turkey was inaugurated on Friday by South African President Jacob Zuma here.
A potentially hazardous asteroid thought to have been 500 meters wide, which drifted safely by coming within 14 lunar distances from Earth on Thursday.
Astro enthusiasts in the country will miss an opportunity to watch the largest partial solar eclipse of the year as it will be visible only from the deep Southern Hemisphere.
Tyrannosaurus rex, once believed to have only roamed the Earth north of Equator, may also have lived in southern hemisphere, paleontologists said.
Day in Pics: 2nd September
Showbiz World - September 2, 2014
Celebrities welcome Ganapati