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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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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24Sep2017

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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24Sep2017

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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24Sep2017

Australia To Get National Space Agency, Government Says

Australia could soon have its own space agency, with the Government today announcing a review into Australia's space capabilities. Most developed nations have a space agency, including New Zealand, which announced one last year. (more…)

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24Sep2017

NASA Honours Woman Who Inspired Movie ‘Hidden Figures’

Katherine Johnson, the mathematician whose calculations influenced some of the most important missions of the space age, on Friday helped Nasa open a new research and development facility that bears her name. (more…)

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24Sep2017

Australia Could Take Part Of $330 Billion Space Market

Australia should launch its own satellites to take control of its space data and potentially create a valuable export industry in the process, a leading space and aeronautic engineer says. Here we go again! (more…)

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24Sep2017

History Group Works to Protect Apollo Landing Sites

The six Apollo moon landing sites are international cultural treasures that deserve protection, a nonprofit organization says. The group, called For All Moonkind, aims to work with space agencies around the world. (more…)

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24Sep2017

Thrift Shop Bargain Hunters Find Rare NASA Flight Suits

Talia Rappa and Skyer Ashworth turned summer bargain shopping at a Titusville Thrift store closeout into the stuf of NASA collectors' legend when they went looking for bargains during the shop last days. (more…)

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21Sep2017

New Mirror-Coating Technology’s Dramatic Telescope Improvements

At UC Santa Cruz, an electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to greatly improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry.The advantages are dramatic! (more…)

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21Sep2017

In-Orbit Manufacturing Will Change Future Missions

3D printing is revolutionary in a lot of ways. Right now, most people can get a little 3D pen, which shoots out melted plastic and lets you draw in 3D. Actual 3D printers are a bit harder to find though. (more…)

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21Sep2017

Researchers Create First Global Map of Water in Moon’s Soil

A new study just in time for human habitation maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in future lunar exploration. (more…)

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21Sep2017

After Cassini, Linda Wants NASA to Go Back

Linda Spilker began studying Saturn four decades ago at NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory. She worked on the Voyager mission and was on the Cassini mission to Saturn, which recently ended, from start to finish. (more…)

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18Sep2017

Biblical Prophecy Claims End Of World On Sept. 23

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth.So, once again get all your affairs in order and make peace (once again) with your maker! (more…)

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17Sep2017

Mars Research Subjects to Emerge After 8 Months Isolation

After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. (more…)

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16Sep2017

NASA’s Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

Don't go looking for the proverbial black cat eating licorice in a coal bin on the planet WASP-12b. It's very large, twice the size of any planet found in our solar system, the world is as black as fresh asphalt. (more…)

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16Sep2017

Astronomers Probe Origin Of Mysterious Planet 9

Astronomers at the University of Sheffield have shown that 'Planet 9' – an unseen planet on the edge of our solar system and a source of past speculation – probably formed closer to home than previously thought. (more…)

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16Sep2017

Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet. (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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