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Considering just how far away the cosmos is, the numbers can get so mind-boggling, wrapping your brain around them could make your head explode!

It’s a question we rarely give much thought; it just does. However, do not sweat, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon.

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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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03Jul2015

Four Mysterious Spots Detected On Pluto

A row of four mysterious dark spots have been discovered on the frozen surface of the distant world of Pluto by the NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. The excitement is starting to build. (more…)

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03Jul2015

SKA Update – Australasian Science Magazinee

Hey, want to keep up with all that's happening in science in Australasia? Check out our current issue, its on an SKA theme guest edited by Willem van Straten of Swinburne Uni’s Centre for Astrophysics. (more…)

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03Jul2015

Hey, Wanna Go To Mars? Try This!

  MarsPolar, a newly created international venture has started raising funds for their bold project to establish a permanent human colony on Mars. We'll get there one way or the other! (more…)

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02Jul2015

Virgin Galactic Pilot Recalls Colleague’s Crash

For the first time, one of the pilots involved in Virgin Galactic's spaceship crash has spoken to the media. Dave Mackay, the company's chief pilot, spoke to the BBC about last October. (more…)

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02Jul2015

International Women’s Air And Space Museum Is A Treasure

In Cleveland, most visitors make a beeline for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. But those in search of a truly far out experience need only walk a short distance from the Rock Hall to Burke Lakefront Airport. (more…)

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02Jul2015

The 8 Weirdest Things We’ve Left On The Moon

  Humans tend to leave junk wherever we go. The moon is no exception. It's estimated that we've left nearly 400,000 pounds of stuff on the moon over the course of dozens of human and uncrewed missions. (more…)

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02Jul2015

New Horizons is GO for Pluto

We are now very close to New Horizons’ date with Pluto on July 14, a day which will surely go down in history and close out humanity’s initial reconnaissance of every major world across the solar system. (more…)

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02Jul2015

Jetting Into The Moments After The Big Bang

 Upgraded capabilities ready to explore quarks and gluons ready at the Large Hadron Collider. In this article supplied by Jolene Creighton we examine its astounding future possibilities. (more…)

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01Jul2015

New Model Favours “Big Rip” Demise Of Universe

The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate. That is because for decades cosmologists have had trouble reconciling the classic notion of viscosity. (more…)

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30Jun2015

Dance Of The Planets

Anytime the night sky’s two brightest planets pass close to each other, it is a spectacular event worth watching. Venus, our dazzling ‘Evening Star,’ has been flirting with the giant planet Jupiter. (more…)

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29Jun2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

  Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket exploded after liftoff today over the blue skies of Cape Canaveral, Florida – the catastrophic failure happened within minutes of the launch which looked perfect. (more…)

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28Jun2015

Why June Will Be 1 Second Longer

It's a dreaded day for many Internet companies: On June 30, an extra second will be added to the clock, creating the potential to wreak havoc on computer systems not equipped to handle the change. (more…)

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28Jun2015

Get Ready For Global ‘Asteroid Day’ June 30

Asteroid Day is a global awareness movement where people world-wide come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. (more…)

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28Jun2015

NASA Exo-Planet Study Shows Debris Disc Ring

An incredible new computer simulation by NASA shows the planet and debris disc around the nearby star Beta Pictoris in motion. We are in effect watching the birth of another solar system. (more…)

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28Jun2015

Tasmanian Astronomer Has Pluto In His Sights

For Cambridge astronomer Shevill Mathers, Wednesdays Pluto occultation could be among the most important 99 seconds of his career. Being a friend and co-worker, I wholeheartedly support the selection. (more…)

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27Jun2015

Scientist Proposes Black Holes Are Harmless Holograms

Samir Mathur, professor of physics at The Ohio State University and black hole sympathizer, thinks that black holes aren't the ruthless, all-consuming mega-behemoths we've made them out to be. (more…)

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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, Asian and Southern hemi news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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