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29Apr2015

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

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…)

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04Dec2016

Earth-Like Extrasolar Planet Could Harbor Extraterrestrial Life

Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the University of Tokyo, and the Astrobiology Center have nailed down an important property of a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet while it was in transit. (more…)

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04Dec2016

CSIRO Covered Up Sexual Harassment/ Bullying At Astronomy Dept.

Senior astronomers have accused CSIRO of failing to address a culture of bullying and sexual harassment in its astronomy department. CSIRO has conducted 16 investigations into alleged professional misconduct since 2008. (more…)

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04Dec2016

Australian Telescope Joins $100 Million Search for Alien Life

A $100 million search for intelligent alien life just added a big arrow to its quiver. Breakthrough Listen has begun using the Aussie Parkes radio telescope to scan the heavens, representatives of the decade-long project announced Monday. (more…)

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04Dec2016

What Is The Davinci Glow?

If you go outside tonight to witness Venus and the crescent Moon, pay special attention to the Moon.  Cradled between the arms of the slender crescent is a display of light and shadow that puzzled sky watchers for thousands of years. (more…)

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04Dec2016

Hypersonic Planes – Humans To Space In Minutes Close To Reality

Flight times around the world would also be dramatically reduced, with the supersonic jet able to reach five times the speed of sound – approximately 1,716 metres per second – otherwise known as Mach 5. (more…)

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04Dec2016

This Black Hole Is The Size Of 20 Billion Suns

Ummm, Houston? We have a problem. An awesome problem. This video about black holes will crush your mind. Ever wonder what Einstein’s theory of relativity would look like when applied to black holes? (more…)

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04Dec2016

Major Supercluster Of Galaxies Hidden Found Hidden By Milky Way

Our galaxy is revealing its secrets all the time. An international team of astronomers has discovered a previously unknown major concentration of galaxies in the constellation Vela, which they have dubbed the Vela supercluster. (more…)

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03Dec2016

Astronauts Develop Worse Vision After Long Trips In Space

Since humans started traveling into space in the 1960s, physiologists have had one big question on their minds: What happens to the human body without gravity?  Our bodies have evolved with gravity as a constant presence. (more…)

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03Dec2016

Japanese Entrepreneur Wants Space’s Trash Collector Job

Scientists say there could be tens of millions of smaller particles, such as bolts or chunks of frozen engine coolant, that cannot be discerned from Earth. NASA has estimated roughly 500,000 pieces of space junk exist. (more…)

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03Dec2016

New Theory Questions Einstein’s Light Speed Assumptions

Einstein's theory works on the assumption that the speed of light is constant. What if it weren't? One of the oddest things about our universe is that it has some fundamental constants. So let's look into that huh? (more…)

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26Nov2016

An Unexpected Object Found Orbiting Our Galaxy

Scientists have discovered a hidden dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way - another piece of the puzzle, and it could change our understanding of how dark matter holds galaxies together. (more…)

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26Nov2016

Blind Astronomer Hears The Stars by Sonification

Astronomer Wanda Diaz Merced lost her sight in her early 20’s when she was studying supernova explosions. Merced, fueled by her passion for the cosmos, found a way around her impairment. (more…)

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26Nov2016

Best Explanation of Gravity Ever

For many, the concept of gravity can be hard to conceptualize. Everyone understands gravity is the universal law of nature holding us to Earth’s surface, but what are the fundamental principles behind Isaac Newton’s most famous “discovery”? (more…)

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26Nov2016

Mars Ice Deposit Holds As Much Water As Lake Superior

Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined. (more…)

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26Nov2016

NASA Team Claims ‘Impossible’ Space Engine Works!

Scientists just published a paper saying that the controversial EmDrive produces thrust, even though that defies known laws of physics. To show how true is the theory, NASA demonstrated how its EmDrive works. (more…)

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26Nov2016

‘First Doll in Space’ Getting Astronaut Outfit

The "First Doll in Space" is getting her very own spacesuit. "Stargazer Lottie," a doll made by Irish toy company Arklu, spent more than 260 days aboard the International Space Station from December 2015 through August 2016. (more…)

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History Keys - Space History

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  • The Exciting World Of Space Exploration

    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!

  • International

    18Apr2013

    United States and North American News

    A regular update on the most important news stories in astronomy and space from the best United States and North American news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly (more…)

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    10May2012

    Europe – British – Rest Of World News

      A regular update on the most important news stories in astronomy and space from the best European, British and Asian and partners news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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