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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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11Aug2014

2015 Astronomy Calendars NOW For Xmas!

Amazing Images Of The Night Sky These Are The Most Beautiful Calendars Ever Offered To The Australian Public! $19 each, two for $35, five for $75 plus post  PLUS Special Bonus Offer

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01Nov2014

Hubble Catches Jupiter’s Giant Cyclop’s Eye

Astronomers are used to peering into the cosmos to scrutinize distant stars and planets,  but it’s not often the cosmos stares back. In this fantastic image Nasa’s Hubble Telescope that’s exactly what Jupiter appears to be doing. (more…)

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01Nov2014

Was Roswell UFO Crash A Secret Nazi Aircraft?

The Roswell, New Mexico, UFO crash of 1947 was the result of -- here it comes, wait for it -- top secret Nazi technology. No alien spacecraft, no alien bodies, but an aircraft called the "Bell" (depicted above from Discovery Channel). (more…)

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01Nov2014

Is This The Most Ridiculous UFO Claim In History?

YES. This has got to be the most ridiculous 'UFO report' I have ever seen. It has been made from the worst, absolutely worst, conspiracy theorist group on the internet under the name of 'UFO Sightings Daily.' (more…)

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01Nov2014

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes On Test Flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashed during a powered test flight over California’s Mojave Desert on Friday, leaving one pilot dead and another seriously injured, according to news reports. (more…)

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31Oct2014

No Remnant Of Exploded Planet In Asteroid Belt

For years now, there have been claims from the astronomical fringes that our solar system’s Main Asteroid Belt contains the destroyed, or even “exploded,” remains of one or more full-scale planets. (more…)

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31Oct2014

Movie ‘Interstellar’ Turns Black Holes Into Reality

IT took an astrophysicist, a movie’s special effects team and 800 terabytes of data. Now, we have our first look at what a real black hole may look like. We know they exist. We’ve just never directly seen one. (more…)

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31Oct2014

Astronomers Create First 3D Map of the Cosmic Web

At the present moment, the universe is readily approaching its 14 billionth birthday (current estimates put its age between 13.7 and 13.8 billion years old). We're gradually peeling back the layers of time for answers. (more…)

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31Oct2014

The Pope’s Astronomer On Space, The Bible And Alien Life

Science and religion have often appeared at loggerheads, but Papal astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says there is no need for conflict. The two can work in concert with each other but its still a divisive issue. (more…)

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30Oct2014

Former Canada Defense Minister Claims UFOs Are Real

Former minister of Defense of Canada Paul Hellyer,retired, publicly stated that we are not alone in the universe and that some guests from outer space actually live on Earth, was interviewed for Russia Today on the same topic. (more…)

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30Oct2014

NASA ‘Dream Fund’ Selects Submarine For Saturn Moon

 A robot submarine for exploring the methane oceans of Saturn's moon, Titan, a greenhouse on Mars and a spacecraft that hitches rides on comets to the outer solar system are just three of the far-out ideas NASA is backing into. (more…)

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30Oct2014

NASA’s Design For First Faster Than Light Spacecraft

Recently, scientists from the SETI Institute (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) told the United  States Congress that extraterrestrial life most certainly exists. Now, we might not be too far from seeing it for ourselves. (more…)

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29Oct2014

Orbital Sciences Rocket Explodes Moments After Launch

An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket carrying an unmanned cargo craft bound for the International Space Station exploded into flames Tuesday evening moments after launch at NASA's Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. (more…)

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28Oct2014

Astronomers Image Exploding Fireball From a Nova

Astronomers at the University of Sydney are part of a team who imaged the thermonuclear fireball from a 'nova star' for the first time tracking the explosion as it expands, and it happened right here in Australia.. (more…)

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27Oct2014

New Segment – Random Space Fact

What would your voice sound like on Mars? How many stars do you think are in the known universe? These are the kinds of questions Dr. Bruce Betts answers in this new Random Space Fact video series. (more…)

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26Oct2014

Rosetta’s Comet Smells Bad As It Fizzes Into Life

The world has been enjoying some nice images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, but what does it smell like? Well according to the Rosetta probe's instruments, pretty bad, like a mix of horse dung and rotten eggs. (more…)

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26Oct2014

Largest Sunspot in Decades Wowing Astronomers!

Just last weekend, NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) caught sight of a gigantic dark blemish marring the surface of the Sun. This blemish, called a "sun spot," is the largest seen in this current solar cycle. (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

      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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