A weekly addition of some of the more unusual stories and discoveries in space & astronomy from around the world. Updated daily for those wanting a quick update of current events so keep checking back for all the latest space news. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
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NASA recently announced it's latest endeavor: Explore a giant metal asteroid the size of Massachusetts. Made up of mostly nickel and iron, the giant hunk of space metal is about three times further away from the Sun than Earth. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Previous studies have focused on direct economic costs within the blackout zone, failing to take into account indirect domestic and international supply chain loss from extreme space weather. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behaviour study. The four men and two women moved into their simulated space home Thursday afternoon on Mauna Loa. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Venus is blanketed in a thick layer of clouds that stretch 40 miles above the planet's surface. This atmosphere shields the planet from view, making it difficult for astronomers to understand much about Earth's neighbour. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
A rabbi in Israel, in what is seen as a bold move, is predicting that Jesus Christ might return in 2022 when astronomers foresee two large stars colliding and creating a light visible from Earth. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Calvin College professor Larry Molnar and his students along with colleagues from Apache Point Observatory and the University of Wyoming are predicting a change to the night sky that will be visible to the naked eye. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
It was considered a teenager among the stars. But now one thing has become clear: this celestial object was formed when our galaxy was born. Why did researchers get it wrong for many decades? (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday, NASA announced in a tweet. He was 82. Details of Cernan's death were not immediately known. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Cornell University researchers and a global team of astronomers have uncovered the cosmological source of a sporadically repeating milliseconds-long "fast radio burst." (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
SpaceX launched 10 satellites to orbit today (Jan. 14) in a rousing return-to-flight mission that also included a rocket landing on a ship at sea. Like me, did you sit up and watch it live? (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Since NASA started nearly 60 years ago, they have been at the forefront of innovation and technologies which better our daily lives.You're using most, if not all of 'em daily. here's a sample. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
History Keys - Space History
Each week we feature some aspect of astronomy or space exploration and look at those who pioneered the way in the early years. Our stories go way back through history and extend right up to the present day. Check back regularly for new stories.
PLUS We will also regularly examine the histories of some of the outstanding space/astronomy pioneers of past era's and recall a few who made a silent, but important, contribution. Historic pics included!