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 .The people have asked and the Obama Administration has answered: There’s no ET.  The White House posted an official response.

A small Oregon company is working with NASA to develop a balloon that could fly through the skies of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

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11Oct2014

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. This

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25Oct2014

NASA Warns – Earth To Plunge Into 3 Days Of Darkness

If you get this email: "Charles Bolden who is the head of NASA has asked the public to remain calm when the world enters three days of darkness. NASA as well as ESA have made this announcement together. (more…)

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25Oct2014

An All-Female Mission to Mars

 February of 1960, the American magazine Look ran a cover story that asked, “Should a Girl Be First in Space?” It was a sensational headline representing an audacious idea at the time. And as we all know, the proposal fell short. (more…)

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25Oct2014

Google Boss’s Record-Breaking Spacedive – 26 Miles

A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. (more…)

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23Oct2014

Sun Could Make Mars Trips Deadly

 Space is getting more dangerous. Just as missions will ramp up, it seems that exploring the solar system will become more deadly. When our sun goes through a relatively quiet period the conditions for space flight change. (more…)

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23Oct2014

Huge Sunspot Group Amazes And Excites Astronomers

That’s one big, black blemish on the Sun today! Rarely have we been witness to such an enormous sunspot. This reporter grabbed his #14 grade welder’s glasses this morning and  jumped back and bumped into his garage. (more…)

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23Oct2014

UWS To Unveil Aboriginal Astronomy Subjects

Astrophysicist Professor Ray Norris began his career in England attempting to disprove any astronomical significance to ancient sites like Stonehenge, only to eventually discover, ‘‘in horror,’’ that he was wrong. (more…)

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21Oct2014

Scientists Can Now Simulate Curved Space-Time In A Lab

In quantum physics, you’ll often hear a the phrase “quantum field theory” thrown about. This refers to the general idea that quantum particles are actually just localized excited states of a more general quantum field underlying them. (more…)

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21Oct2014

This Is Elon Musk’s Biggest City On Mars Problem

Through SpaceX, Elon Musk has done more than perhaps anyone to rekindle interest in space travel. And he hasn’t been shy about his ambitions for the company, stating that he hasn’t taken SpaceX public for a reason. (more…)

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21Oct2014

Sun Releases Massive Solar Flare

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:01 a.m. EDT on Oct. 19, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, which is always observing the sun, captured an image of the event. (more…)

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21Oct2014

Mars Comet Encounter – Spacecraft Fleet Phones Home

On Sunday, Oct. 19, Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, passed within about 139,500 kilometres (87,000 miles) of the Red Planet - less than half the distance between Earth and our moon. (more…)

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21Oct2014

Aussie Gas Giants’ Protest At Siding Spring

As comet Siding Spring  moves on after its Mars encounter , comet discoverers with current or previous involvement with the Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) are concerned about the future of the Observatory. (more…)

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19Oct2014

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week!

Be sure to be outdoors before dawn on the universal date of October 21 to enjoy one of the year’s most reliable meteor showers. Hey its a nice sight, it suits the whole family and best of all its FREE! (more…)

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19Oct2014

How to Watch a Meteor Shower – 7 Steps (with Pictures)

 Meteor showers are also known as "shooting stars" and they Originate when Earth passes near a comet's orbit and the debris particles that hit Earth's atmosphere turn into meteors. (more…)

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18Oct2014

What Will Happen? Green Comet Approaches Mars

 On Sunday, October 19th, Comet Siding Spring will pass only 140,000 km away from Mars. For comparison, that's about 1/3rd the distance between Earth and the Moon.This is going to be very interesting indeed! (more…)

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18Oct2014

Russia Aims for the Moon

The Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has drawn up a long-term program of deep space exploration, whose core is lunar projects, Roscosmos department head Yuri Makarov told reporters on Friday. (more…)

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18Oct2014

NASA’s New Smell-O-scope Sniffs Saturn’s Moon Titan

Good news, everyone! NASA has came up with an interplanetary smell-o-scope experiment, processing data from the Cassini spacecraft and reproducing the smell of another world right here on Earth: Saturn’s moon Titan. (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

      Russia Aims for Phobos, Postpones Automatic Lunar Exploration Program Russia may attempt to repeat its mission to Mars' moon Phobos in 2023, Lev Zeleny, the head of the Russian Space Research Institute told RIA Novosti last Friday. (more…)

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