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Our universe is a mysterious place. Only 4 percent or so is made up of the ordinary matter we see around us, including all those galaxies filled with stars.

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!

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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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31Mar2014

This Offer Will Only Appear Once!

  To Commemorate the 45th Anniversary of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing We Offer This Unique Buying Opportunity! This is a limited offer unavailable anywhere else in the world. Offer includes 50 FREE Telescope Raffle tickets  

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22Jul2014

Astro Space News Wants Contributors

  I peruse a lot of articles from online sources each month and most get published. In most cases if the story is well presented and includes images and sounds like an interesting read then I can use it.

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22Jul2014

Why Has The Sun Suddenly ‘Turned Off’

  Tuesday is now the seventh day in a row with little to no sun spot activity on the surface of the sun, something that has scientists scratching their heads.  Among those watching what has been dubbed the “All Quiet” event is Jim Todd. (more…)

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22Jul2014

Space Hotel Set to Welcome Guests By 2016

  The age of space exploration being available to non-astronauts is fast approaching. So quickly that the Russian space company, Orbital Technologies, is saying that they are developing a space hotel that is set to welcome guests by 2016. (more…)

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22Jul2014

How To Move An Entire Solar System

  Name? Shkadov Thruster. Named for? Russian physicist Leonid Shkadov, who presented the megastructure concept in a 1987 paper at the 38th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation. This is a bold concept. (more…)

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22Jul2014

NASA Missions Have Been Worth The Costs

  Sunday marked 45 years since the United States put its first two astronauts safely on the moon. The cost for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs was more than $25 billion at the time — more like $110 billion in today’s world. (more…)

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22Jul2014

Space Aliens Walk Among Us Claims Retired Professor

 The way David M. Jacobs sees it, aliens from outer space have been kidnapping humans for aeons and sexually molesting them to create human-alien hybrids that walk among us today undetected and will soon take over Earth. (more…)

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21Jul2014

Rover Shows Martian Soils Are Similar To Earth’s

A new study from University of Oregon (OU) geologist Gregory Retallack suggests that soil samples taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover contain evidence that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, pretty temperate really. (more…)

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21Jul2014

Apollo 11 Remembered 45 Years On

  During the historic mission on July 20, 1969, nearly half a billion people around the world  tuned in with radio and TV to watch the black and white mission to the moon. It was the greatest voyage in history! (more…)

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20Jul2014

Update: Einstein Is Still Full of Surprises

The breathtaking announcement that cosmologists may have found the gravitational fingerprint of the Big Bang adds a lot of support to the theory that the universe began with a runaway phase of expansion known as “inflation.” (more…)

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20Jul2014

NSW Man Posts Russian Space Junk On Gumtree For $100,000

A man who believes he found a piece of space junk from the Russian rocket which spectacularly re-entered the atmosphere over Australia put it up for sale for $100,000.Has he got the real thing? If so what's it going to be worth? (more…)

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20Jul2014

First Arab Spaceship To Mars Within Seven Years

Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world’s tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an ambitious trip to Mars. The energy-rich country has announced their plans for Mars. (more…)

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20Jul2014

Get Set To Spot Your First Iridium Flare

 Have you ever looked up at the night sky and watched a slow-moving "star" suddenly surge to Venus-like brightness and then disappear just as quickly? Chances are you've seen an Iridium flare. These take-you-by-surprise! (more…)

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19Jul2014

Buzz Aldrin Spots ‘UFO’ On Way To Moon

  Space ace Buzz Aldrin has admitted glimpsing a UFO during his journey to the Moon with Neil in 1969  – but insisted it was not an extraterrestrial visitation. Many were unconvinced and cried 'cover-up.' (more…)

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19Jul2014

The Barber Who Sold Neil Armstrong’s Hair

The first man to walk on the moon used to come into Marx's Barber Shop in Lebanon USA about every month for a trim. That stopped in the strangest way possible, testimony to the price of fame. (more…)

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18Jul2014

Imagine What Could Be Done With A Penny4NASA?

  Penny4NASA is a campaign of Space Advocates, an initiative founded by John Zeller in 2012, and proposes an increase in the budget for the space agency NASA to promote the scientific and technological goals of the space agency. (more…)

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18Jul2014

Collector Selling Capsules Of Space History

David Ursin pulls the pickup truck to the side of the road and gets out to check a loose strap on the trailer behind him, which holds a Gemini space capsule. It sure stops traffic and causes many people to pull over. (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

      First Female Space Station Cosmonaut Preparing For Launch  Russia is preparing to launch its first woman to the International Space Station (ISS). Elena Serova, 38, is slated to serve as a flight engineer, along with NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev. (more…)

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