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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Earth usually has more than one moon, according to a team of astronomers from the University of Helsinki, Paris  and University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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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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26Sep2016

China’s Giant Telescope “Discoveries Beyond Wildest Imagination”

China's 500-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) may help better understand the origin and structure of the universe and solve some long standing puzzles. (more…)

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25Sep2016

The 1995 Hubble Photo That Changed Astronomy

If you hold a pin at arm’s length up in the air, the head of the pin covers the amount of sky that appears in the Hubble Deep Field. The iconic 1995 image is crowded, not because it’s a broad swath of sky but because it’s a broad swath of time. (more…)

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25Sep2016

Hawking, Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner To Begin $100 Million Alien Hunt

Three of the world’s most influential men have started a joint mission to be the first to find alien life. They are Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, physicist Stephen Hawking and facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg. (more…)

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25Sep2016

What is Behind Pakistan’s Flourishing Amateur Astronomy Scene?

If the Pakistani government can make the import of telescopes and related accessories relatively pain-free, a whole new generation of astronomy enthusiasts will crop up in the country. (more…)

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25Sep2016

National Geographic Live Presents…MARS: The Live Experience

Exploration has always been a defining feature of what it means to be human. Today this distinctly human trait is as strong as ever with the exploration of space at the forefront of our achievements. (more…)

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24Sep2016

Hunt for Moon Meteorites with Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden

Join our Saharan expedition searching for Moon meteorites with one of only 24 men who has been to the Moon! And you keep what you find! Steve Arnold star of Meteorite Men TV series is on the move! (more…)

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23Sep2016

Quantum Teleportation Just Happened For Real

A pair of research teams - one in Canada and one in China - just showcased quantum teleportation across four-mile cables. The feat promises to pave the way for a quantum internet. (more…)

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23Sep2016

China’s Space Station Is Out Of Control And Could Hit Earth

CHINA has lost control of its giant space station — raising fears it could cause devastation when it crashes. The Sun reports that the 8.5-tonne Tiangong-1 is expected to plummet to Earth next year after its launch back in 2011. (more…)

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23Sep2016

Introducing the Daily Minor Planet Asteroid Newspaper

Have you ever wondered what piece of cosmic debris is whizzing past the Earth right now? Do you crave up-to-the-minute information about asteroids large and small? Well you're in luck because today you can subscribe to a new service. (more…)

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23Sep2016

Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered In Solar System

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The mission has benn 100% textbook so far! (more…)

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23Sep2016

Government Should Offer Very Large Prize For Mars Samples

NASA is no longer the highly funded juggernaut that it once was, and now private companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin are becoming more and more important in the development of spacefaring technology. (more…)

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23Sep2016

Ninth Planet Hunt Reveals New Distant Solar System Objects

In the race to discover a proposed ninth planet in our Solar System, Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of Northern Arizona University have observed several never-before-seen objects at extreme distances from the Sun. (more…)

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23Sep2016

Who Will Buy the International Space Station?

As early as 2023, or 2024 at the latest, Russia intends to abandon the International Space Station. They're taking their half of the station when they go. That leaves America and its astronauts in somewhat of a bind. (more…)

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22Sep2016

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings by eating nearby objects.We can now test gravity in a regime that until recently belonged to science fiction (more…)

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22Sep2016

Yes, We Can Build Industry in Space – But Should Start Now

 In a lengthy proposal just released, former NASA researcher and University professor Dr. Phil Metzger argues that the development of a mining and manufacturing supply chain in space is both plausible and beneficial. (more…)

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21Sep2016

Bad News: Your Star Sign Probably Just Changed Entirely

First 'The Bachelor' result, and now this? We need to lay down. If you're someone who lives, eats and breathes via their star sign, hoo boy, do we have some potentially earth-shattering news for you. (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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