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A light-year is how astronomers measure distance in space. It’s defined by how far a beam of light travels in one year – a distance of six trillion miles.

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed

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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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13Feb2016

Apollo 11 Astronauts Wrote On Moon Ship’s Walls

Apollo 11, the first moon landing mission in July 1969, produced a number of iconic quotes, such as, "The Eagle has landed," and "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." (more…)

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13Feb2016

Gravity Wave Discovery – What’s It Mean?

When scientists with the LIGO experiment announced on Thursday that they had finally detected gravitational waves directly, it confirmed Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. (more…)

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13Feb2016

Here’s The First To Spot Those Gravitational Waves

The honour fell to a soft-spoken postdoc who plays classical piano and has published two fantasy novels. Sometimes unassuming people can be in the right job at the right time. (more…)

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12Feb2016

Historical Find – Gravitational Waves Detected For First Time!

This is a great moment! For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. (more…)

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12Feb2016

Hundreds of Galaxies Found Hiding Behind Our Milky Way

Hundreds of galaxies have been playing a cosmic game of hide and seek, and astronomers just tagged them "it". Scientists used radio telescopes to peer through the dense plane of the Milky Way. (more…)

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11Feb2016

This Week’s Night Sky – Meteor Shower and Dancing Worlds

Southern Sprinkle. The annual Alpha Centaurids meteor shower is expected to peak for two days beginning Monday, February 8. Its a family affair so don't miss it. (more…)

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10Feb2016

Mars – One Australian Hopeful Enters Mars HAB

Australian ‘Mars One’ candidate Josh Richards has entered a solitary, purpose-built ‘HAB’ at Sydney’s Circular Quay.Is he for real? Does he really want to go and live on Mars? Yep! (more…)

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10Feb2016

Astrology And Human Behaviour

Astrology as an art form dates back to pre Greek civilization from wherever it spread throughout the world. Although not a science, it seeks to apply the study of stars and planets and their orbits and the influence they’ve on human behaviour. (more…)

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09Feb2016

Meteorite Strike In India Kills One And Injures Three

A meteorite crashed into an engineering college in Vellore district, India on Saturday, causing an explosion that killed one man and injured three others, the Tamil Nadu government said on Sunday. (more…)

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09Feb2016

NASA Bans The Word ‘Jesus’

The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA. (more…)

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09Feb2016

The Only Man Buried On the Moon

He was a legend and he played a key role in training the Apollo astronauts to explore the Moon in a scientific manner. Sadly, his greatest dream to walk on the Moon eluded him. (more…)

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09Feb2016

Moon Detour Is The Best Route To Mars

Launching humans to Mars may not require a full tank of gas: A new MIT study suggests that a Martian mission may lighten its launch load considerably by refueling on the moon. (more…)

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07Feb2016

NASA Watching Asteroid Set To Zoom Past Earth

NASA is monitoring a 100ft (30m) wide asteroid set to pass closer to the Earth than the communication satellites that ring the planet. 2013 TX68 could fly within 17,700km of Earth on 5 March. (more…)

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07Feb2016

Want A Great Night Sky Navigator? Try Stellarium!

Stellarium is a free open-source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.  Just set your coordinates and go. (more…)

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06Feb2016

Spread Your Message To The World

Nothing beats a killer write-up about a product, service or website! A review article or story introduces you and your products to your blog readers, face-book friends or your website customers. (more…)

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06Feb2016

Apollo 14 Astronaut Moon Walker Dies

Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 human beings who walked on the moon, has died, according to his ex-wife, Anita Mitchell. Mitchell was 85.His claims of NASA coverups are legendary. (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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