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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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21Jul2017

Moon Dust Bag, Accidentally Sold Auctioned For $1.5 Million

A small, humble-looking bag received its moment in the spotlight today. It travelled to the moon and back, used by Neil Armstrong, then sat forgotten in a museum basement! (more…)

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21Jul2017

NASA Former Engineer Claims Aliens Making Rings Around Saturn

An engineer engineer who previously worked at NASA Ames Research Center has claimed UFOs are hiding in the rings of Saturn. Is he serious. Unfortunately yes! (more…)

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20Jul2017

Get Ready For The ‘Great American Eclipse’

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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20Jul2017

My Solar Eclipse Tour From Salt Lake City 2017

I'm proud to be associated with Daniel Oppliger and his world renowned travel company Tropical Sails Corp. Dan has invited me and a partner (all expenses paid) to host one of his sold out USA tours in August this year as astronomy guide. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Ad Agency Puts Brightest Man made Object Into Orbit

There’s a saying among Russian advertisers: “the best idea is to rent the Moon.” Fortunately, the Moon isn’t for sale, but space itself is up for grabs. Yep, you heard right! What next huh? (more…)

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20Jul2017

Galactic Maelstroms Weigh Black Holes

Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA, have used cutting edge technology to basically 'weigh' black holes. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Scientists Using the Universe As A “Cosmological Collider”

Physicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the universe as a "cosmological collider" and investigate new physics. (more…)

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20Jul2017

Apollo 11 Remembered 48 Years On

  The crew of Apollo 11, pictured in 1969, from left are Neil Armstrong, Mission Commander, Michael Collins, Lt. Col. USAF, and Buzz Aldrin, USAF Lunar Module pilot. (more…)

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17Jul2017

Hypersonic Engine Passes Cucial Test In Aussie Desert

Air travel sucks. It’s too long, it’s uncomfortable, everything’s covered in germs,why the small round windows?  How long have I been sitting here? Why does my seat smell like gin and tonic? (more…)

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16Jul2017

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named after an ancient Chinese philosopher who died in 391 B.C. (more…)

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16Jul2017

Astronomers Detect Strange Signals From Close-by Star

Astronomers say they have detected "strange signals" coming from the direction of a small, dim star located about 11 light-years from Earth.That's almost in our own cosmic backyard. (more…)

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16Jul2017

NASA Fnally Admits No Funding To Land Humans On Mars

For the last five years or so, NASA has sold the public on a Journey to Mars, a grand voyage by which the agency will land humans on the red planet during the 2030s. (more…)

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15Jul2017

Tackling Gender Equity In Australian Astronomy

In an eye opening survey the number of women at the most senior levels in the Australian astronomical community remains low despite many positive steps in supporting gender equity. (more…)

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15Jul2017

Scientists Floored By New Photos Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Scientists are floored by NASA's new photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. NASA's $1 billion Juno probe beamed back its latest photos of Jupiter on Wednesday, and the images are stunning! (more…)

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15Jul2017

Size of Planets in Order – Diameter of Planets Comparison

The planets in our solar system are each very unique for various reasons. When it comes to their measurable sizes in diameter, the planets vary greatly - in shape and makeup. (more…)

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13Jul2017

First Images Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Reach Earth

Two days after NASA’s Juno spacecraft streaked over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, and as the entire scientific world waited, pictures of the solar system’s largest, most powerful storm, have been transmitted to Earth. (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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