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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Mars is very aptly nicknamed “The Red Planet.” Aside from some dry ice polar caps, the landscape on Mars is cold, dry, and rocky. Not really ideal!

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.

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30May2014

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly roundup of some of the more unusual,  topical stories and discoveries in space and astronomy from around the world. Designed especially for those who just want a  quick hassle free read or update of current events.

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01Aug2014

Is Time Travel Really Possible?

We often wish that we could go back in time and rectify our mistakes or go to the future and see what it turnsout to be like. One thought is that time travel is certainly not possible, anywhere or any time. (more…)

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01Aug2014

Are we One Step Closer To Achieving Teleportation?

Most of us have seen the science fiction series Star Trek and would be familiar with their concept of teleportation in which characters are ‘beamed’ off the ship to another spacecraft or to the surface of a planet. (more…)

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01Aug2014

Book Review – UFO Investigations Manual

UFO Investigations from 1892 to the Present Day Hardcover, 176 pages Published February 1st 2014 by Haynes Publishing UK. UFOs have been a global phenomenon from the late 19th century. (more…)

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31Jul2014

5 Reasons Astronomy Still Matters

  Throughout History humans have looked to the sky to navigate the vast oceans, to decide when to plant their crops and to answer questions of where we came from and how we got here. (more…)

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31Jul2014

A Graphic Guide To All The Garbage In Space

Where humans go, garbage tends to follow — and space is no exception. And much like the buildup of trash on Earth, the accumulation of junk in space poses a problem for future generations. (more…)

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31Jul2014

Book Review – Alien Universe

Extraterrestrial Life in Our Minds and in the Cosmos Author: Don Lincoln I immediately warmed to this book. It’s superbly written in terms the average lay person can understand. (more…)

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31Jul2014

Happy 56th Birthday, NASA!

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality. (more…)

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29Jul2014

Man Rescued From Bottom Of Meteor Crater

A 28-year-old California man was listed in stable condition at the Flagstaff Medical Centre following an all-night rescue in the bitter cold at Meteor Crater east of Flagstaff. Certainly an unusual rescue operation. (more…)

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27Jul2014

The Planet That Never Was

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, but that wasn’t always the case. To be more precise, there was a time when it was thought our solar system had a planet even closer to the Sun, known as Vulcan. (more…)

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27Jul2014

Investigating A Haunting

We don't normally cover super natural stories but this one piqued my interest, simply because of the relative benign aspect of the house, its occupants and the seemingly strange events reported there. (more…)

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26Jul2014

Mars Spacecraft Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19. (more…)

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26Jul2014

5 Massive New Telescopes Will Change Astronomy Forever

The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments. (more…)

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26Jul2014

Voyager Might Not Have Reached Interstellar Space

  In 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space, travelling further from Earth than any other man-made object. It made world headlines. (more…)

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26Jul2014

Parkes And Narrabri Telescopes May Shut Within Two Years

The radio telescopes at Parkes and Narrabri may shut within two years “without substantial, long-term external investment”, the chief of the CSIRO’s space research division has warned. Bad news for history. (more…)

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26Jul2014

How Humans Will Look In 100,000 Years

The future is always unknown, especially the distant future, but that shouldn’t stop us from making educated guesses. That’s exactly what artist Nickolay Lamm did with help from Dr. Alan Kwan. (more…)

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25Jul2014

The Day We Dodged A Solar Bullet

On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.  These plasma clouds are known as coronal mass ejections. (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

      UAE’s Space Programme Could Inspire Innovation The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) space programme could inspire innovation and spur further diversification of the country’s economy. A mission to Mars wouldmake the world sit up and take notice. (more…)

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