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By the light of a full moon, it seems that virtually anything could happen, if the folklore associated with Earth’s natural satellite is believed.

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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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27Mar2017

Why Astronomers Need Your Help To Find Ninth Planet

It seems something is lurking out there but stargazers don’t know what it is. Measurements taken from the movements of distant objects in our solar system suggest there is a ninth planet way out beyond Neptune. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Musk Slams Trump’s NASA Bill – Nothing To Help Mission To Mars

Elon Musk says the recent NASA funding bill won't help get us to Mars.  Elon Musk has hit back at claims that President Donald Trump's new NASA bill will be good for his space exploration business. (more…)

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26Mar2017

UK Schoolboy Corrects Nasa Data Error

A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data. A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Gravitational Waves Boot Monster Black Hole From Galactic Core

NASA's Hubble space telescope has detected a supermassive black hole that has been kicked out of the centre of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Children’s Book Highlights Women Behind Space Exploration

The idea of space exploration has captured the hearts and minds of humankind way before NASA put a man on the Moon. Following this amazing accomplishment, the reality of human spaceflight  fascinates and inspires in ensuing decades. (more…)

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26Mar2017

Alan Bean Moonwalker: ‘Why I Know ALiens Haven’t Visited Earth’

HE was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon and the fourth man to walk on its surface. Alan Bean, 85, is one of only 12 people to have taken “one small step for man” on the moon. (more…)

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23Mar2017

TV, Internet Outages In March, April 2017 After Equinox

IF you find that your radio or TV broadcast is briefly dropping out or if your internet becomes sketchy over the next fortnight, don 't get upset with your council, you can blame the sun. (more…)

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21Mar2017

Seeing The Earth from Above

  The UAE has recently joined the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a voluntary partnership of governments and organisations established in 2005 to promote the open access to Earth Observation (EO) data for the benefit of all humankind. (more…)

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21Mar2017

SpaceX Studying Landing Sites For Mars Missions

In a presentation at a symposium here March 18 on planetary surface exploration and sample return, SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future human missions. (more…)

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19Mar2017

SpaceX Is Pushing Hard To Bring The Internet To Space

For months, SpaceX has been quietly meeting with the FCC to advocate for one of its least-known projects. Musk has been batting around the idea of a "space internet" for years. (more…)

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19Mar2017

Ryan Gosling to Play Neil Armstrong in ‘First Man’ Biopic

Ryan Gosling will portray Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, in a new biopic helmed by La La Land and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more…)

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19Mar2017

Russia Wants New Cosmonauts for Moon Voyage

Russia's space agency on Tuesday announced a recruitment drive for young would-be cosmonauts who it hopes will become the country's first on the Moon. And women are welcome, an official stressed. (more…)

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18Mar2017

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

Black holes are known as a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape. Scientists believe that they are formed when the body of a huge star collapses in on itself. (more…)

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18Mar2017

Nasa’s Europa Mission On The Budget Cutting Room Floor

Surprise surprise! NASA’s hopes of landing a robot on the icy moon of Europa in the search for life have been dashed under proposed new cuts to the space program. (more…)

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17Mar2017

ABC Presents Stargazing Live

One of the most exciting fields in astronomy, really, in all of science, is the search for alien worlds. The first planet around another star was found in 1992. Fast forward two decades, and we now know of hundreds of such planets (more…)

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16Mar2017

10 Telescopes That Are Perfect For Beginners

The night sky is always intriguing every time you look at it. That is attributed to the twinkles from afar, the long beams of light peering into the sky to make it blue and the twilight that brightens up the whole sky. (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, British and Asian and partners news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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