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  The next time you get burnt red from being outside too long spare a thought for how powerful that ball of energy is that dominates the daytime sky.

Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields ever seen.

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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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22Oct2017

Gardening For Therapeutic People On Long Space Missions

Where people will go in the cosmos, plants will go. So says a paper, “Gardening for Therapeutic People-Plant Interactions during Long-Duration Space Missions” written by Raymond Odeh, and Charles Guy of the University of Florida. (more…)

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22Oct2017

An Apollo Astronaut’s Anger at NASA’s Lost Decades

Most of the Apollo astronauts, at one time or another, have voiced grievances at how slowly the American manned spaceflight program has advanced. Why wouldn't they? Since 1972 nobody has been any further than the Space Station. (more…)

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22Oct2017

Amazing Video – NasaTest Super-Powerful Mars Rocket Engine

NASA has test-fired an astonishingly powerful engine which will one day propel a manned mission all the way to Mars. This gigantic booster spat out vast clouds of smoke as it fired up, sending thick smog billowing into the sky.   (more…)

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22Oct2017

Rare Photos By Early NASA Astronauts Being Auctioned Off

John Glenn was the first person to snap a photograph of Earth from outer space. Neil Armstrong took the first picture from the moon's surface. Buzz Aldrin too the first space selfie. Cameras and space go together. (more…)

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22Oct2017

Branson: Virgin Galactic Will “Be in Space In Four Months”

Richard Branson believes that Virgin Galactic will send its first astronauts into space within the next four months. He also suggested that Elon Musk's goal to get to Mars is not going to help the Earth as much as Virgin's plans. (more…)

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22Oct2017

These Countries Have The Most Junk In Space

At any given moment, thousands of satellites swarm over our heads at altitudes between a few hundred miles and tens of thousands of miles. But, of the man-made items in space that are larger than your fist, orbiting satellites are a minority. (more…)

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22Oct2017

A Mars Mission Can Make Own Oxygen Via Plasma Technology

Plasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars.  A study suggests Mars 96 per cent carbon dioxide atmosphere has ideal conditions for creating oxygen from CO2 through decomposition. (more…)

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19Oct2017

Stunning Pics of Colliding Neutron Stars

Telescopes all over the world and in space were busy on Aug. 17, when scientists made the first-ever observations of both light and gravitational waves from a single cosmic event. (more…)

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17Oct2017

Connection Between Luck And Astrology

Wishing on a lucky star might seem nothing more than superstition but astrology is a powerful tool that can affect your day to day life. These stars are exceptionally interesting, so let’s take a look how they can have a bearing on your luck. (more…)

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17Oct2017

Historic Discovery – Neutron Star Merger Observed First Time

The fifth observation of gravitational waves (GW) marks the beginning of a new era in astronomy. On August 17, 2017, the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations detected neutron stars merging for the first time. (more…)

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15Oct2017

Out Of Control Space Station Will Crash To Earth

About a year ago, Chinese officials confirmed that they'd lost control of their Tiangong-1 space station, and that it would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in late 2017. This is shaping up to become a serious issue! (more…)

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15Oct2017

NASA Finishes Tests On Engines For Its Mega-Rocket

NASA has completed flight preparations for the four engines of the massive mega-rocket that could one day carry astronauts to Mars. The engines are now ready to be integrated into the rocket’s core stage – the largest ever built. (more…)

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15Oct2017

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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13Oct2017

Best Dark Sky Locations Around The World

It's probably happened to all of us at least once — you hear about an astronomical event happening that you should be able to see in your area, only to walk outside and find yourself blinded by street lamps, house lights and other light pollution. (more…)

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13Oct2017

The Devastating Effects Of A Year In Space

I'm sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, Texas, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend Amiko, my twin brother Mark, his wife, and former US congresswoman Gabby Giffords. (more…)

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12Oct2017

SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Colony Rocket Acronym Explained

You don't have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX's BFR Mars-colonization architecture. Yes, BFR stands for "Big F---ing Rocket." But there's also a family-friendly variant of the acronym. (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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