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11Nov2014

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly addition of some of the more unusual stories and discoveries in space and 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 ne

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22Dec2014

Australian Rocketry’s Thunda Down Under 2015

DON'T MISS THIS FIRST-TIME EVER EVENT Australian Rocketry’s Thunda Down Under will showcase the biggest, best and the most spectacular rocket launches from across the globe.  THIS is gonna be huge. Absolutely Mind-blowing!. (more…)

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22Dec2014

Eta Carinae Is Gonna Blow

Eta Carinae is about 7,500 light years away, and its going to explode any time now. Mind you, “any time now” means sometime over the next ten to twenty thousand years or so. But recently the star been in the news again. (more…)

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22Dec2014

Grammar Infographic Shows Why Writing Skills Matter

Educational Article: Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach. Correct up to 10 times more mistakes than popular word processors. I need this to reduce errors in my articles as much as possible. (more…)

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20Dec2014

‘Reborn’ Kepler Spacecraft Discovers New Exoplanet

Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new super-Earth using data collected during its “second life,” known as the K2 mission. (more…)

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20Dec2014

India’s biggest Rocket Blasts Into Space

India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule that could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme. (more…)

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20Dec2014

Are These The Five Craziest Space Missions?

We’ve landed on a comet – so where next? David Robson rounds up five of the strangest space missions that are already on the cards.They are possible and mused over many times before and all look good value. (more…)

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20Dec2014

SpaceX To Land 14 Story-Tall Rocket On Floating Barge

SpaceX has announced its next major challenge: landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an "autonomous spaceport drone ship" in the Atlantic Ocean. A bold move and one fraught with an expensive loss if it fails. (more…)

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20Dec2014

Elon Musk’s Speed-Of-Sound Hyperloop Being Built

Way back in the summer of 2013, SpaceX’s Elon Musk proposed a new transportation system that was equal parts awesome and insane: The Hyperloop. I firmly believ we'll all be travelling on this one day. (more…)

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19Dec2014

Christmas Lights So Bright, NASA Had To Wear Shades

Ah, the holidays. Mistletoes hung where you can see, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and … lights. Lots and lots of Christmas lights. Some might say that Americans' obsession with Christmas lights is out of this world. (more…)

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19Dec2014

2 Futures Can Explain Time’s Mysterious Past

Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them. But which way does it flow? (more…)

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19Dec2014

Evidence Of Forming Planet 335 Light Years From Earth

An international team of scientists led by a Clemson University astrophysicist has discovered new evidence that planets are forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth. Its cutting edge astronomy! (more…)

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19Dec2014

Tlescope Raffle Winner Announced

The raffle draw for the 10' Dobsonian telescope package was made on Monday morning December 15. The first name drawn out  from the many hundreds of entries was Michael Eddie of Grant Street Port Macquarie. NSW. (more…)

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17Dec2014

Physicists Have A Problem With Time

Whether through Newton’s gravitation, Maxwell’s electrodynamics, Einstein’s special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all equations that describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward. (more…)

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15Dec2014

You Won’t Believe This Xmas Scope Offer!

909EQ2 – 90mm Refracting Telescope System  We took a punt and bought a bulk lot... Its a gamble but we got 'em cheap and we're passing this on to you BUT only till Xmas!! This is our most popular selling telescope. (more…)

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15Dec2014

Santa Mistaken For UFO

Santa Claus and his Reindeer were spotted flying over the city of Melbourne yesterday. Amazingly, nobody captured the event on video! Sounds fantastic right, but read on: (more…)

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12Dec2014

Geminid Meteor Shower Starts This Week

The most consistent meteor shower of the year, the Geminids, occurs between the 6th to 19th December. It'll  be at its best after dark on December 14, and before dawn on Friday, December 15 here in Australia. (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, Asian and Southern hemi news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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