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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If the sun disappeared, we’d have no idea it had gone for 8.5 minutes. We’d still see it as an eerie sight, lingering, like a ghost  in the sky above

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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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29Apr2015

Win A Pair Of ‘Astro Gloves’

These are AMAZING!! Astrogloves allow fingertip control of astronomy equipment whilst keeping hands warm, allowing astronomers to stay out longer and concentrate on observing. (more…)

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03May2015

Astronomy Apps for Getting to Know the Starry Night Skies

For stargazers who want to peer deep into the universe, there’s good news: No telescope? No problem! With the right apps, your phone can be a powerful educational window into the night sky. (more…)

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03May2015

Venus Is A Standout In May’s Evening Sky

While walking a dog or just sky gawking on these late spring evenings, take a moment to bask in May’s planetary splendour. Find the brilliant Venus  now high in the western sky in the early evening. (more…)

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03May2015

Are We All Living In A Hologram?

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math. If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — go look. (more…)

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03May2015

Russian Spacecraft ‘Plunging To Earth Out Of Control’

 It's impossible to predict where an unmanned, out-of-control Russian spacecraft could crash into Earth and debris the size of soccer balls could rain down as the spaceship re-enters the atmosphere. (more…)

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03May2015

Europe’s Space Chief Wants A Moon Colony On Lunar Far Side

The incoming leader of the European Space Agency is keen on establishing an international base on the moon as a next-step outpost beyond the International Space Station (ISS). (more…)

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03May2015

Radiation May Harm Astronauts’ Brains on Long Flights

Flying people to deep space - like Mars or an asteroid - is high on Nasa's wish list, but research on mice suggested Friday that extended radiation exposure permanently harms the brain. (more…)

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01May2015

May Meteor Shower Set To Light Up Night Sky

  One of 2015’s best meteor showers makes its appearance in early May. The Eta Aquariid shower peaks the morning of May 6 as debris from Halley’s Comet gives birth to an impressive sky show (more…)

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30Apr2015

Massive 2540mm NASA Lens Shows Up On eBay

f you want a lens that looks more like a spaceship’s laser weapon, today is your lucky day. A ginormous NASA 2540mm f/8 mirror tele lens has appeared on eBay in the “film cameras” category. (more…)

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30Apr2015

Did NASA Just Accidentally Invent Warp Drive?

NASA scientists working on a project called EmDrive have accidentally stumbled upon something that will send science fiction junkies into a frenzy. The possibility of a real-life warp drive! (more…)

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29Apr2015

When Part of Apollo 13 Reached the Moon

Recounts of the Apollo 13 mission, 17 April 17 1970, are dominated by stories of the oxygen tank’s explosion and the subsequent fight engineers waged against the dying spacecraft to save the crew’s lives. (more…)

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26Apr2015

What Would Happen If There Were A War in Space

Earlier this month, at the annual Space Symposium, members of the US military quietly but clearly voiced their concern that war is coming to space.Could science fiction be coming true here? (more…)

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25Apr2015

Nasa Pays $18,000 For Allow Human Lab Rats

Nasa is offering a very significant $18,000 to human lab rats who agree to stay in bed for 10 weeks during a test lasting a total of more than three months.  Hmm, sound right up my alley! (more…)

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25Apr2015

First Exoplanet Visible Light Spectrum

Astronomers using the HARPS planet-hunting machine at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile have made the first-ever direct detection of the spectrum of visible light reflected off an exoplanet. (more…)

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24Apr2015

Star Laws: Building Capacity In The Legal Space

Space might be vast and empty, but Earth's orbit isn't. Already filled with government and commercial satellites and spacecraft, the space surrounding our planet can now be reached by the public too. (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, Asian and Southern hemi news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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