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
MORE OF THE STORIES WE'RE COVERING THIS WEEK
The space agency’s Kepler telescope has just found a whopping 104 planets which are orbiting distant suns. A total of four planets are thought to be orbiting this star, some of which boast similar conditions to Planet Earth. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Kids often get overlooked in the hobby of astronomy. Any serious outdoor lover with kids knows that it’s important to get kids the right gear so that the entire family can enjoy an outdoor activity together. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
The IAU's Minor Planet Centre has tallied 1,491 objects in orbits more distant than Neptune ("transneptunians") and another 501 in the outer solar system that occupy odd, usually quite elliptical orbits ("Centaurs" and "scattered-disk objects"). (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
NASA has released footage of a giant hole spreading across the surface of the sun. A NASA spacecraft uncovered the dark mass which is allowing some of the sun’s heat to escape into open space. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
One of the nice things NASA does is stream live footage from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth 16 times a day. It's pretty calming stuff—until a UFO enters the picture. Then all bets are off. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
As space missions have increased in length, astronauts began to notice something troubling: their time in space seemed to be causing their eyesight to deteriorate. This wasn't a minor effect. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
We've often wondered about past extinctions and major climatic changes. Research published in April provided “slam dunk” evidence of two prehistoric supernovae exploding about 300 light years from Earth. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
At any given time, there are upwards of 2,000 satellites orbiting our planet, from the Tiange 2 launched by the People’s Republic of China on June 25th of this year way back to the Vanguard 1, which has been in orbit for an astonishing 58 years! (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!