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The stars beckon to anyone who spends a bit of time looking up. Maybe you’ve just been struck by the view. It looks complicated to learn but it isn’t.

ASfter all this time the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has a powerful new tool at its disposal, Australian scientists report.

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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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13Dec2017

Usain Bolt, Sir David Attenborough Etc. New Star Constellations

 Now this is something I fully applaud! Astronomy experts have picked out a new set of constellations representing stars of sport, literature and science to encourage more youngsters to look up at the night sky. (more…)

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10Dec2017

Is Elon Musk Allowed To Send His Car To Mars?

After much fanfare, Elon Musk made it clear that he does plan to launch his Tesla Roadster to Mars on the Falcon Heavy next year — but questions remained over whether the mission is allowed. (more…)

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10Dec2017

NASA’s Plan To Retrieve First Ever Samples From Mars

NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, “Mars 2020,” which will collect samples from the surface of the red planet and return them for scientists to study. Following is a transcript of the video. (more…)

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08Dec2017

Revealed! The Real Xmas Star Found – Double E-Book Offer

The 'Star of Bethlehem' is one of the most powerful symbols of Christianity. Was it purely a divine sign, or was it an astronomical event in its own right? The answer proved very simple. Read what was found! (more…)

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08Dec2017

Astronomy/Space DVDs – Clearance

ASTRONOMY & SPACE DVDs Prepare to immerse yourself in subjects that will not only show you the beauty and expanse of the cosmos but teach you something about it as well. Brand new and sealed DVDs - this is the last of our stock (more…)

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08Dec2017

Most Distant Known Supermassive Black Hole Found

An international group of astronomers has discovered and measured the distance to the most distant supermassive black hole ever found. The newly-discovered black hole sits in the center of the ultrabright quasar J1342+0928. (more…)

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08Dec2017

Photo Of Big Bang’s Afterglow Wins Breakthrough Prize

Its been expected for a long time. A photo showing the afterglow of the Big Bang was awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. T (more…)

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08Dec2017

The Moon Hoax Theory Is A Hoax

It has been one of the world's biggest conspiracy theories and speculation and theories abound about why anomalies in NASA photographs prove they must have been taken in a studio on Earth, before the world was duped in July 1969. (more…)

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07Dec2017

NASA Raises Possibility Of Life On Pluto

It’s been a rough ride for Pluto. After over a decade of discussion about whether or not it should be considered a planet, the big ball of ice and rock was officially demoted in 2006, and debate has raged over its status ever since. (more…)

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07Dec2017

Earthworms Successfully Procreate in NASA-Made ‘Mars Soil’

Scientists in the Netherlands have successfully bred two earthworms in simulated Mars soil.  Wageningen University and Research Centre biologist, Wieger Wamelink have made an amazing discovery. (more…)

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07Dec2017

NASA To Send Probe To Asteroid Worth £8,000 Quarillion

The huge metallic asteroid which is 252km in diameter and experts estimate that it is worth up to £8,000 quadrillion (£8,000,000,000,000,000,000) due to the wealth of rare minerals on it such as platinum. (more…)

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05Dec2017

Product Review – The Incredible SvBony Sv25 Scope

SvBONY Telescopes  The Perfect Entry Level Astronomy or  Travel Telescope  Scope  for Kids to Adult Beginners Stargaze The Moon and Planets With Ease (more…)

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04Dec2017

40 Years Since Men Last Walked On The Moon

AFTER burning up billions in expenses, peaking at almost $US8 billion in 1966, NASA’s Apollo space program, the Moon landing program ended abruptly with the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. (more…)

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03Dec2017

Budweiser Wants to Brew Beer on Mars

If you’re traveling to Mars, you’re going to have to bring a lot of essentials along — water, air, fuel, food. And, let’s be honest, its very likely you probably wouldn’t mind packing some beer too. (more…)

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03Dec2017

China Trumps NASA With Working “StarTrek” Drive

According to the China Academy and scientists of Space Technology (CAST), NASA’s recent results “reconfirm” what they had already achieved and have ideas and plans to implement it as quickly as possible into their satellites. (more…)

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03Dec2017

Prepare for the Geminids

Grab your winter coat and mittens, pour some coffee, step outside and look up: The Geminid meteor shower — arguably the most robust shooting stars of 2017 — peaks the night of Dec. 13-14. (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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