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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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22Jan2017

NASA To Explore Asteroid With $10,000 Quadrillion Worth Of Metal

NASA recently announced it's latest endeavor: Explore a giant metal asteroid the size of Massachusetts.  Made up of mostly nickel and iron, the giant hunk of space metal is about three times further away from the Sun than Earth. (more…)

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22Jan2017

FREE Classifieds – Buy, Swap and Sell

Buy, Swap, Sell and Wanted. This is a free ’classified ad’ service for local astronomy enthusiasts looking to buy, sell or trade astronomical equipment …or anything space related. Listings being taken now. (more…)

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22Jan2017

Extreme Space Weather Blackouts Could Cost $40+ Billion Daily

Previous studies have focused on direct economic costs within the blackout zone, failing to take into account indirect domestic and international supply chain loss from extreme space weather. (more…)

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22Jan2017

Mars Missions Could Accelerate Under Trump Admin.

Donald Trump has already expressed his interest in Mars mission. In meetings with Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and founder of Space X, Trump apparently discussed possible Mars exploration partnerships. (more…)

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22Jan2017

Scientists To Spend Eight Months At Hawaii Volcano

Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behaviour study. The four men and two women moved into their simulated space home Thursday afternoon on Mauna Loa. (more…)

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22Jan2017

What’s Causing That Massive Wave In Venus’ Atmosphere?

Venus is blanketed in a thick layer of clouds that stretch 40 miles above the planet's surface. This atmosphere shields the planet from view, making it difficult for astronomers to understand much about Earth's neighbour. (more…)

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21Jan2017

Rabbi Claims Jesus Christ’s 2022 Return Predicted By Astronomy

A rabbi in Israel, in what is seen as a bold move, is predicting that Jesus Christ might return in 2022 when astronomers foresee two large stars colliding and creating a light visible from Earth. (more…)

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21Jan2017

Telescope Offer – Stargazing On A Budget

Saxon 1149EQ - 114mm Reflector Telescope A good introductory telescope for Beginner Level astronomy & those on a budget - Good performance on the moon, planets, stars, & star clusters. (more…)

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18Jan2017

Astronomers Predict Explosion That Will Change The Night Sky

Calvin College professor Larry Molnar and his students along with colleagues from Apache Point Observatory and the University of Wyoming are predicting a change to the night sky that will be visible to the naked eye. (more…)

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18Jan2017

A Galactic Murder Mystery Most Foul!

It’s the big astrophysical whodunnit. Like the plot of a popular mystery novel or new release movie, across the Universe, galaxies are being killed and the question scientists want answered is, what’s killing them? (more…)

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18Jan2017

Presumed Young Star Turns Out To Be A Galactic Senior Ctizen

It was considered a teenager among the stars. But now one thing has become clear: this celestial object was formed when our galaxy was born. Why did researchers get it wrong for many decades? (more…)

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17Jan2017

Eugene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Dead At 82

Gene Cernan, an early NASA astronaut who was the last man to set foot on the moon, died Monday, NASA announced in a tweet. He was 82. Details of Cernan's death were not immediately known. (more…)

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15Jan2017

Cosmic Source Found For Mysterious ‘Fast Radio Burst’

Cornell University researchers and a global team of astronomers have uncovered the cosmological source of a sporadically repeating milliseconds-long "fast radio burst." (more…)

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15Jan2017

SpaceX Returns To Flight With 10-Satellite Launch, Rocket Landing

SpaceX launched 10 satellites to orbit today (Jan. 14) in a rousing return-to-flight mission that also included a rocket landing on a ship at sea. Like me, did you sit up and watch it live? (more…)

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15Jan2017

Five Must-See Astronomy Events In 2017

Stargazers around the globe will be treated to a variety of astronomical events in 2017, ranging from a spectacular supermoon to the king of all meteor showers.  here';s a 'must see' list to retain. (more…)

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15Jan2017

9 NASA Technologies That Are Part Of Your Everyday Life

Since NASA started nearly 60 years ago, they have been at the forefront of innovation and technologies which better our daily lives.You're using most, if not all of 'em daily. here's a sample. (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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