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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28Apr2017

Help Astro Dave Reach The Stars Again

Hi, thanks for taking the time to read this. I am really in a rut. As you no doubt know, I’m one of Australia’s most well known and respected amateur astronomers and lecturers with over 50 years experience in astronomy. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Hazardous Asteroid Effects Ranked Least to Most Destructive

If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects—scorching heat, flying debris, tsunamis—would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous effects produced by Earth-impacting asteroids. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Secret Pouch From Apollo 15 Up For Auction

 A secret pouch that flew on the 1971 Apollo 15 mission is part of a sale of space memorabilia being held by RR Auction. The miniature cloth pouch was carried to the surface of the Moon unwittingly by Mission Commander David Scott. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Restore Pluto – Campaign To Broaden Astronomical Classifications

It’s been a few years now but a team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood have launched a new campaign. It was launched to broaden the classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Stephen Hawking Is Finally Going Into Space

Stephen Hawking gave an interview to Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain”, where he confirmed that he’ll be going to space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Russia Could Stay With The International Space Station To 2028

Russia is ready to discuss extending the life of the International Space Station (ISS) to 2028, said Igor Komarov, director general of the Russian national space agency, Roscosmos. (more…)

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28Apr2017

Space: Manufacturing’s Final Frontier

Led by Elon Musk, an ambitious legion of space entrepreneurs are building new businesses on Earth with their sights set on the riches of earth orbit and beyond. Our US correspondent Mark Marquette explains: (more…)

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28Apr2017

Can NASA Prevent This Superbug From Surviving in Space?

There are plenty of things you need to take with you on a space voyage — oxygen, water, food and of course, your space suit. The one thing you want to try to leave behind is bacteria. Megan Ray Nichols explains why. (more…)

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25Apr2017

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Catches Glimpse Of Earth From Saturn

NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbours that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well.Are you suddenly feeling very small? (more…)

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23Apr2017

First Look Inside NASA’s New Australian ‘Mars’ Deep Space Complex

In a valley near Canberra — better known for its politicians than space exploration — is a complex that will help land the first people on Mars.The Deep Space Communication Complex in Tidbinbilla, operated by the CSIRO on behalf of NASA (more…)

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18Apr2017

Woman In Court Over Neil Armstrong Moon Rock Gift

Joann Davis had a moon rock. Yes, it was real. A gift, she said, from Neil Armstrong to her late husband. She also had an ill son and the Lake Elsinore resident wanted to help with his medical care. (more…)

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17Apr2017

Don’t Miss April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower

 April's Lyrids Meteor Shower welcomes the best stargazing period of the year.  They will be visible from ALL OVER THE WORLD, and no telescope needed. (more…)

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17Apr2017

How To See Year’s Best Meteor Showers

Whether you're watching from a downtown area or dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy these celestial shows of shooting stars. Those streaks of light are really caused by tiny specks of comet-stuff. (more…)

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16Apr2017

A Rock of Gibraltar Size Asteroid Is Hurtling Toward Earth

Look up, its potentially dangerous.  There is an asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar is about to zip past Earth on April 19 at a relatively safe but dangerously close distance, according to astronomers. (more…)

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16Apr2017

New Space Race Heating Up Regarding Commercial Spaceflight

In the 1960s, Houston was home to fearless astronauts who risked their lives. They returned from space to a hero's homecoming. Now, after a very long and protracted wait a new space race is heating up. (more…)

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16Apr2017

Nasa Audit: Sls Rocket Unlikely To Launch In ’18

NASA’s new deep space rocket and capsule probably won’t be ready for a planned first launch from Kennedy Space Center next year, the agency’s internal auditors reported Thursday (April 13). (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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