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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So, You Think You Know Your Star Sign? Every year the Sun passes in front of the most famous constellations in the sky: Scorpius, Pisces, Virgo, Leo.

When teaching children about stars, make your lessons  interactive as possible. Astronomy book courses aren’t enough to do the job.

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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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27Jun2017

Thousands Report Shockwave, Fireball in NSW

There are reports that a huge meteor smashing through the Earth’s atmosphere over NSW Hunter Valley region last night. Dozens of people called Geoscience Australia to report tghe amazing incident. (more…)

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25Jun2017

Solar System’s Largest Planet May Be The Oldest

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, and it might also be the oldest. According to a new study, researchers have found evidence that Jupiter is the oldest of the planets thanks to an analysis of 19 meteorite samples on Earth. (more…)

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25Jun2017

Astronomers Are Now Hunting for Planet 9 and Planet 10

Astronomers are still hunting for evidence of a proposed ninth planet lurking somewhere in the outer reaches of our solar system. But now, in the process,  they have something else to search for. (more…)

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25Jun2017

Asteroid Day Is June 30th …We Will Rock You!

A celebration of asteroids in space Friday, June 30th has a rock star behind the international awareness that one day the sky will be falling with Solar System interlopers promising, “We will rock you!” (more…)

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25Jun2017

NASA Wants To Probe Uranus In Search Of Gas

We hear a lot about Mars, and the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn, but that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on the surface of those planets. (more…)

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25Jun2017

Professor Disagrees With Elon Musk’s Mars Colonization Plans

Elon Musk has repeatedly shared his plans to colonize Mars within the next century, and he recently published a paper in which he shares his expectations to build a one-million-people city on the Red Planet. (more…)

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25Jun2017

NASA Debunked Gwyneth Paltrow’s Latest Snake Oil

Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest lifestyle snake oil is so bad, NASA was forced to debunk it. It kinda smacks of the old snake oil salesman's pitches of a hundred years ago with a slightly new modern twist. (more…)

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24Jun2017

Designer Of The Segmented Telescope, Dies at 73

Jerry Nelson, who conceived of the design for the segmented telescope, which allowed scientists to peer farther into the universe than ever before, died on June 10 at his home in Santa Cruz, Calif. He was 73. (more…)

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23Jun2017

Elon Musk Wants Mars Trip Cheaper Than A College Degree

A new paper has been published detailing a plan to reduce the costs of going to Mars. While the plan is an ambitious one, it makes a lot of sense as far as the colonization of the Red Planet is concerned. (more…)

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23Jun2017

How To Backup Life On Earth Ahead Of A Doomsday Event

There are literally ten asteroids that the space organisation NASA have been classified as “potentially hazardous” based on their size and their orbits in our Solar system. Ten causes to worry about! (more…)

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18Jun2017

Niribu Planet Is Not Real Despite Internet Conspiracy

Question: There is a lot on the internet about the planet Nibiru. Since you seem to enjoy investigating weird things, I was hoping you could dig a little deeper to see if any of it holds water or is B/S. (more…)

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18Jun2017

How Would A Fidget Spinner Spin In Space?

We all know that NASA and other space agencies around the world want us to boldly adventure into the solar system, and send people and robotic explorers deep into our cosmic neighbourhood.  (more…)

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18Jun2017

What? KFC Is Sending A Chicken Sandwich To Space!

It had to happen simply because space offers an unprecedented financial opportunity. But, privatization of space exploration has had the unintended consequence of opening it up to frivolous PR stunts. (more…)

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18Jun2017

Scientists Astonished By ‘Spooky’ Discovery In Space

Einstein's phrase “spooky action at a distance” has become a reality. An utterly bizarre and incredible phenomenon has just occurred here on Earth from space, and it could change communications forever. (more…)

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18Jun2017

China To Send People To Live On Asteroids And Mine Them

The Chinese government plans to find, catch and land on an asteroid – before mining and even living on it. Beijing hopes to be able to collect the precious and rare materials that are thought to be inside of many asteroids. (more…)

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18Jun2017

China Simulates Extended Moon Stays Amid Space Drive

China is testing the ability for future astronauts to stay on the Moon for extended periods, as Beijing accelerates its space program and looks to put people on the surface of the Moon within the next two decades. (more…)

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History Keys - Space History

What's Up This Month
  • 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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