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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The announcement was short. It lasted only a fraction of second — a blink of an eye. But a spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, keeping an eye on such events, captured

Imagine a dark Universe with no stars, no planets, and no galaxies. In 100 billion years astronomers could be out of work because of no celestial objects to observe.

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12Aug2014

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly roundup of some of the more unusual,  topical stories and discoveries in space and astronomy from around the world. Designed especially for those who just want a  quick hassle free read or update of current events. This

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11Aug2014

2015 Astronomy Calendars Out Now!

Amazing Images Of The Night Sky These Are The Most Beautiful Calendars Ever Offered To The Australian Public! $19 each, two for $35, five for $75 plus post  PLUS Special Bonus Offer

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28Aug2014

Toothpaste Fluorine Formed In Stars

The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our sun. This has been shown by astronomers at Lund University in Sweden. (more…)

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28Aug2014

How To Observe The Sun Safely

The Sun is a very gratifying object to observe. It is dynamic, with features on its visible surface that sometimes appear to change over the course of just a few hours. Most people have never seen this sort of thing. (more…)

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28Aug2014

Are Intelligent Civilizations Doomed?

This is a follow on theory from the famous Fermi Paradox. If space is huge, not aircraft carrier huge, and there are billions upon billions of stars, AND there seem to be lots of habitable planets around those stars. (more…)

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28Aug2014

Beam Your Message to Mars

The people over at Uwingu have a really cool new fund-raiser effort going called “Beam Me to Mars”. Its a unique project and one that will tantalize and excite the imagination of any avid Red Planet enthusiast. (more…)

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26Aug2014

Rich NZ Space Tourists Ready For Blast Off

 Nine wealthy Kiwis are ready for blast off after completing space training ahead of the world's first commercial space flights.Itr's no longer a flight of fancy - space tourism is set to take off any time now! (more…)

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26Aug2014

Mercury And Mars – An Insight

MARS is, and will remain, the focal point of NASA’s manned space program. The budget realities of our time, and the times to come, will keep other manned projects on the back burner.Here's an interesting story: (more…)

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25Aug2014

Mars Will Not Kill You This August!

A recent  reader's letter started like this: " Hi Dave,  Is this information about Mars being as big as the full moon genuine? if so it will be amazing." Oh give me a break!!! Every year this rumour returns. (more…)

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25Aug2014

Fatwa Forbids Muslims From ‘Suicidal’ Mars Missons

Practicing Muslims interested in the idea of taking a one-way trip to Mars sometime in the future could suddenly be out of luck. Its going to be a popular place to go in the future. (more…)

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24Aug2014

14 Things You Didn’t Know How The Sun Will Die

The Sun is about halfway through its life, some 4.6 billion years old. In 5 billion years, it will cease being a normal “adult” star. Here’s how the star that you owe everything to — light, warmth, energy, and life dies. (more…)

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24Aug2014

Boy, 8, Wants To Travel To Mars

A star-gazing eight-year-old is over the moon at becoming the youngest student to gain an A grade in GCSE astronomy. Home-educated Sebastian Carrington passed the exam with flying colours. (more…)

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24Aug2014

The First Astronomical Telescope

405 years ago Galileo Galilei demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. This was not Galileo’s only technological advance. He also created  a geometric and military compass... and more. (more…)

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23Aug2014

Australian Night Sky E-Book

Modern Art from the Australian Night Sky Award winning and published astro-photographers Paul and Sylvia Mayo present their finest deep space photographs each accompanied with descriptions and information. (more…)

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23Aug2014

Probe Survives Daring Dive Through Venus Atmosphere

A European spacecraft that's been orbiting Venus for the past eight years has finished a month-long manoeuvre that sent it rocketing through the outer reaches of the hellishly hot planet's atmosphere. (more…)

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23Aug2014

European Mars Conference 2014 – Humans to Mars

Let’s say it straight. Mars is, without any doubt our next step in space exploration, sparking our imagination for many years in spaceflight history. After sending tons of scientific rovers, it’s about time to change things. (more…)

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23Aug2014

Voyager Map Details Neptune’s Strange Moon Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first glimpse of Neptune and moon Triton in the summer of 1989. Like an old film, Voyager’s historic footage of Triton has been “restored” and used to advantage. (more…)

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22Aug2014

Solving Stephen Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox

Professor Chris Adami of Michigan State University may have solved Stephen Hawking’s black hole mystery. For years physicists worldwide have been trying to solve the mysteries of black holes. (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

      Developing Low Cost Tools for Astronomy in India As a subject that acquaints us with the vast universe and our place in it, any mention of Astronomy draws the attention of many. It is also good to attract students towards Science. (more…)

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