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The vastness of space and the puzzling nature of the cosmic objects that occupy it provides no shortage of material for astronomers to ponder.

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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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21Feb2017

Nasa – Press Conference On ‘Discovery Beyond Our Solar System’

Nasa is to host a major press conference on a "discovery beyond our solar system". The event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars other than our sun, according to a release. (more…)

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20Feb2017

SpaceX Launches And Lands Another Rocket – Feb. 19, 2017

SpaceX is back in action and has successfully completed a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After a delay 24 hours earlier over concerns about the rocket, the launch on Sunday appeared to go flawlessly. (more…)

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19Feb2017

Winston Churchill Wrote of Alien Life in a Lost Essay

Even as he was preparing for the biggest struggle of his life, leading Britain in its fight against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill had something else on his mind: extraterrestrials. (more…)

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19Feb2017

Public Join Search For Planet Nine, Nearby Brown Dwarfs

  A NASA-funded website called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 lets everyone participate in the search for the hypothetical Planet Nine and ‘failed’ nearby stars by viewing brief movies made from images captured by NASA. (more…)

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19Feb2017

Why NASA Is Sending A Superbug To The Space Station

An antibiotic-resistant superbug will be launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday from the same Kennedy Space Center launch complex where the first manned mission to the moon lifted off. (more…)

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19Feb2017

First Privately Commissioned 3D-Print Object Made in Space

Like many new technologies being applied to this New Space Age, 3D printing has the potential to transform our future in ways we can't yet imagine. This opens up a whole new world of opportunity. (more…)

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19Feb2017

NASA Just Announced An Astonishing Mission

NASA has just proposed something big, very big. NASA is making a bold move into space with a future ambitious mission that would be mankind's boldest search for life yet. (more…)

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18Feb2017

LIGO’s Gravitational Waves May Point To A Multiverse

Almost all the ground-breaking ideas look ridiculous at the start, same thing happened with concept of Multiverse. A recently published research paper by a team of physicists revolves around the same idea. (more…)

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18Feb2017

India Launches Record 104 Satellites In Single Mission

India has created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014. The launch took place from Sriharikota space centre in south India. All but three of the satellites are from foreign countries, most of them from the United States. Observers say it is a sign that India is emerging as a major player in the multi-billion dollar space market. "This is a great moment for each and every one of us. Today we have created history," project director B Jayakumar was quoted as saying by the Reuters news agency.Prime Minister Naren

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18Feb2017

This Guy Invented A Genius Solution For Pooping In space

Astronauts have a problem: a bathroom problem. Bulky spacesuits force them to either hold their urine and feces, possibly for up to 12 hours, or use a diaper. Aside from fasting, there really is no other option. (more…)

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14Feb2017

How To Witness A Solar Eclipse Safely

Growing up, authoritative figures always warned not to look directly into the sun. Why? Solar retinopathy, or what’s also known as short-term damage, is a direct consequence of exposing your sensitive corneas to the sun. (more…)

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12Feb2017

Clyde Tombaugh – Discoverer Of Pluto

Pluto, once believed to be the ninth planet, is discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.Pluto was appropriately given the Roman name for the god of the underworld in Greek mythology. (more…)

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12Feb2017

Where Were You When John Glenn Orbited?

This week marks a special milestone in the history of space exploration. Exactly 55 years ago, February 20, 1962, NASA launched the Friendship 7, with astronaut John Glenn at the controls.Do you remember it? (more…)

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12Feb2017

NASA Launches Website to Honor Women in Space

NASA marked women's history month yesterday (March 16) with a new website devoted to the contributions of women at the space agency and an event to recognize women's role in space history. (more…)

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12Feb2017

Famous Red Star Betelgeuse is Spinning Faster than Expected

Astronomer J. Craig Wheeler of The University of Texas at Austin thinks that Betelgeuse, the bright red star marking the shoulder of Orion, the hunter, may have had a past that is more interesting than meets the eye. (more…)

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12Feb2017

Sunspots’ Tangled Tale: Why the Sun Has Spots

Explaining the source of sunspots is a pretty tough nut to crack. People have known about the features for centuries — early Chinese and medieval European stargazers noted down when they saw faint blotches in the morning or evening sun. (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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