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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As hobbies go, astronomy has a tough reputation. Too hard and too expensive is what I often hear. People imagine the way to start is to buy a telescope. Wrong!

Thanks to a new study done with data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, scientists will be re-thinking just how big a black hole can be.

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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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17Aug2017

Lockheed Designs a Full-Scale Deep Space Habitat Prototype

Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace company in the private sector, is working on converting a pressurized multi-purpose logistics module (MPLM) to house humans. (more…)

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16Aug2017

Last Chance To Beam Your Message 20 Billion Km To Space

NASA has been collecting submissions via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms for a 60 character message to send to the unmanned xVoyager 1 space craft. (more…)

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16Aug2017

What’s So Special About This Year’s Solar Eclipse

  If you live in the United States, then you have the opportunity to witness one of our planet’s most awe-inspiring sights on Monday, August 21st, 2017: a total solar eclipse. (more…)

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07Aug2017

Get Ready For The ‘Great American Eclipse’ – I’ll Be There!

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip of land that stretches all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina and I intend to be there. (more…)

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07Aug2017

Voyager Still Reaching For The Stars After 40 Years

Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. (more…)

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06Aug2017

These Giant Telescopes Are Going To Change Astronomy

A new wave of truly gigantic telescopes is under construction, and will give astronomers the ability to learn more about our universe than ever before. This is the golden age of astronomy! (more…)

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06Aug2017

Australia Failing To Inspire And Retain Next Generation Of Scientists

Join the League of Nations or risk falling out of space — that’s the message to Australia from a top astrobiologist who played a key role in the Mars rover mission. We need to heed this advice! (more…)

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06Aug2017

Police Mistake Telescope For A Gun

Ahh, the good 'ole US of A. One more thing amateur astronomers might need to worry about besides clouds, bugs, and trying to fix equipment malfunctions in the dark – and this one’s a little more serious. (more…)

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06Aug2017

NASA Paying 6 Figures To Protect Earth From Aliens

The president's Twitter account that almost everyone in America has a job. Who, though, could resist at least considering a government job that involves protecting our planet against alien contamination? (more…)

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30Jul2017

Estimated 100 Billion Habitable Earth-Like Planets In The Milky Way

Astronomers at the University of Auckland claim that there are actually around 100 billion habitable, Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, much more than the previous estimate of around 17 billion. (more…)

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30Jul2017

Brightest Meteor Shower In The Recorded Human History

There is going to be a meteor shower on 12th of August, 2017. According to astronomers this will be the brightest shower in the recorded human history.Don't miss it! (more…)

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29Jul2017

Get Set For ‘Sky Stories’ 2017

A stargazing and Indigenous culture community event. Courtesy of Wauchope High School and CSU (Charles Sturt, Uni) - Hastings Secondary College - Port Macq. and Westport Campuses. This is our BIG astronomy event for 2017. (more…)

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28Jul2017

Breakthrough Starshot First Steps to The Stars

The smallest ever spacecraft have been put into orbit in what may be the first step towards the stars. Breakthrough Starshot is a plan to send man-made probes across the gulf of space to our nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri. (more…)

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27Jul2017

City Gazer vs. Country Gazer: How Your Telescopes Will Differ

Life in a bustling city or being out in the calm countryside contrasts each other in many ways. When it comes to astronomy, what would you say the main differences between the two are? (more…)

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27Jul2017

Solar Storm Shocks the North Pole & Surrounding Areas

  Russia, Canada and even parts of the United States experienced the effects of a moderate G2 geomagnetic storm this past weekend. Residents and travelers were treated to auroras, while parts of Asia experienced radio blackouts. Learn more about what causes these storms, as well as this solar storm’s impact, below. (more…)

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25Jul2017

Guide To Buying Your First Telescope

One great thing about astronomy is that you don't need any fancy or expensive equipment to get started. A warm coat, clear skies and a sense of intrigue about what's up there are all that is needed. (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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