Here's a selection of Astronomy/Space related stories you may find interesting. This newsletter is emailed weekly to requesting subscribers in more than 30 countries. Anyone can subscribe by completing the opt in form just over there on the right. See it, do it now! David Reneke is one of Australia's most well known and respected astronomers and lecturers with links to some of the world's leading astronomical institutions. David is the editor for Australia's Astro-Space News Magazine and a writer/publicist for Australasian Science magazine. MEDIA: Enquiries for interviews or information to davereneke@gmail.com Ph: 0400 636 363

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Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields ever seen.

What we know today as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) had its genesis back in November of 1961 when their  first conference was held.

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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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19Oct2017

Stunning Pics of Colliding Neutron Stars

Telescopes all over the world and in space were busy on Aug. 17, when scientists made the first-ever observations of both light and gravitational waves from a single cosmic event. (more…)

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17Oct2017

Connection Between Luck And Astrology

Wishing on a lucky star might seem nothing more than superstition but astrology is a powerful tool that can affect your day to day life. These stars are exceptionally interesting, so let’s take a look how they can have a bearing on your luck. (more…)

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17Oct2017

Historic Discovery – Neutron Star Merger Observed First Time

The fifth observation of gravitational waves (GW) marks the beginning of a new era in astronomy. On August 17, 2017, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations detected neutron stars merging for the first time. (more…)

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15Oct2017

Out Of Control Space Station Will Crash To Earth

About a year ago, Chinese officials confirmed that they'd lost control of their Tiangong-1 space station, and that it would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in late 2017. This is shaping up to become a serious issue! (more…)

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15Oct2017

NASA Finishes Tests On Engines For Its Mega-Rocket

NASA has completed flight preparations for the four engines of the massive mega-rocket that could one day carry astronauts to Mars. The engines are now ready to be integrated into the rocket’s core stage – the largest ever built. (more…)

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15Oct2017

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week!

Be sure to be outdoors before dawn on the universal date of October 21 to enjoy one of the year’s most reliable meteor showers. Hey its a nice sight, it suits the whole family and best of all its FREE! (more…)

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13Oct2017

Best Dark Sky Locations Around The World

It's probably happened to all of us at least once — you hear about an astronomical event happening that you should be able to see in your area, only to walk outside and find yourself blinded by street lamps, house lights and other light pollution. (more…)

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13Oct2017

The Devastating Effects Of A Year In Space

I'm sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, Texas, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend Amiko, my twin brother Mark, his wife, and former US congresswoman Gabby Giffords. (more…)

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12Oct2017

SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Colony Rocket Acronym Explained

You don't have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX's BFR Mars-colonization architecture. Yes, BFR stands for "Big F---ing Rocket." But there's also a family-friendly variant of the acronym. (more…)

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12Oct2017

NASA Has Big Plans for the Moon — and Big Competition

NBC News MACH has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History to present three documentary films at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, which will be held in New York City from Oct. 19-22. (more…)

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12Oct2017

Researchers Find Universe’s ‘Missing Matter’

The universe huge and stretches mind-blowingly far , so one of the best ways we have to find out more about it is to recreate the universe inside a computer and study that simulation. (more…)

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12Oct2017

Giant Exoplanet Hunters Look for Debris Discs

There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy, they're so distant and faint, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. (more…)

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11Oct2017

Wow! LED World Map Magnetic Floating Globe

An Amazing  Magnetic Levitation Floating Rotating Earth Globe Came across this novelty item and it looked cool. Read all the reviews and decide to give it a try so I can put it in my new office. Received the product in speedy fashion and got it un-boxed and setup in less than a minute. (more…)

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10Oct2017

The Meteorite That Mangled The Malibu

Eighteen-year-old Michelle Knapp was alone in her family’s home in Peekskill, New York, that October day in 1992 when they heard a loud noise outside. Curiosity was running wild. (Today is the 25th anniversary) (more…)

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09Oct2017

Out Now! 2018 Australian Astronomy Calendars

Amazing Images Of The Night Sky The Most Beautiful Calendars Ever Offered To The Australian Public! $19 each, two for $35, five for $75 plus post Our NEW Calendars again feature the winners of the CWAS David Malin Awards. (more…)

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09Oct2017

NEW – Colourful Astro Fridge Magnets!

12 magnets featuring all 8 planets, plus Pluto and Charon, Asteroid and comets, plus bonus Rocket and Astronaut magnets for kids to play with! These are both educational and coooool! (more…)

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History Keys - Space History

What's Up This Month
  • 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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