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The point of no return: In astronomy, it’s known as a black hole – a region in space where the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing, not even

Earth usually has more than one moon, according to a team of astronomers from the University of Helsinki, Paris  and University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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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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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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18Oct2014

Mysterious Black Holes May Explode Into ‘White Holes’

A new scientific theory suggests that when black holes reach the end of their lifespan, they explode into “white holes” and release all of their matter into space. Science fiction writers have always loved this stuff! (more…)

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18Oct2014

Top 5 Questions About the Cosmos That Still Baffle Astronomers

The universe has been around for roughly 13.7 billion years, but it still holds many mysteries that continue to perplex astronomers to this day. Maybe in this collection are questions you've wanted to know answers to. (more…)

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17Oct2014

‘Lost In Space’ Series Reboot In Works

The Robinsons are heading back to outer space. I’ve learned that Legendary TV has put in development Lost In Space, a remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic.Tons of fans will love this! (more…)

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17Oct2014

New Evidence’ – Roswell UfO ‘Explained’ In German Documentary

The mysterious 1947 sightings over New Mexico have captured the imagination of the world’s leading conspiracy theorists and started off the modern day hysteria  – but is there a more simple explanation? (more…)

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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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