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Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei provided a number of scientific insights that laid the foundation for future scientists and a tool to work with.

  Ever since the infamous 2006 reclassification of Pluto off the list of “official” planets its had a rather incendiary effect on many of Pluto’s Earthly fans.

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11Nov2014

News Briefs – Breaking Stories – Oddities

A weekly addition of some of the more unusual stories and discoveries in space and 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 ne

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27Nov2014

Astronomers Ready To Discover One, Or Even Two, New Planets

PLANET X is back: New evidence suggests one — or possibly two — wayward worlds are circling in the darkness beyond Neptune. As intrepid explorers Voyager’s 1 and 2 can attest to, it’s very dark out there. (more…)

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27Nov2014

Noisy Earth – “Aliens Wiil Destroy Us In A Nuclear Attack”

Humans on Earth face being wiped out because we are simply too noisy - just like Martians who were destroyed by a huge nuclear explosion. That's according to plasma physicist Dr John Brandenburg. (more…)

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27Nov2014

Van Allen Probes Spot an Impenetrable Barrier in Space

Two donuts of seething radiation that surround Earth, called the Van Allen radiation belts, have been found to contain a nearly impenetrable barrier that prevents the fastest, most energetic electrons from reaching Earth. (more…)

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24Nov2014

The Story Of Edwin Hubble

Early in twentieth century a man who would single-handedly go on to rewrite atronomical history stated his life's ambition,  "I knew that even if I were second or third rate, it was astronomy that mattered." (more…)

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24Nov2014

More Stars, So What! NASA Finally Gives Up

  NASA have announced an end to all space exploration after the latest set of photographs taken by its long serving Voyager 1 spacecraft, currently exploring the Kuiper Belt on the very edge of the solar system. (more…)

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23Nov2014

Space Station Rarity – 2 Women On Long Term Ccrew

For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored. After years of training for their first space mission, the last thing Samantha Cristoforetti and Elana Serova want to dwell on is the fact they are women. (more…)

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23Nov2014

End Of An Era For The Famous ‘Countdown Clock’

In another sign of  changing times since the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, the world famous Countdown Clock that ticked down to numerous blastoffs at the Kennedy Space Center Press Site. Ken Kremer reports: (more…)

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23Nov2014

UFO Experts Say ‘We Are Not Alone’

UFOs were the topic of a panel discussion Wednesday night at American University, and one of the speakers used the occasion to reveal evidence he called a "smoking gun." (more…)

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22Nov2014

How to Make a Smartphone Telescope Adaptor

7 Steps. This method will make it easy to take pics of the moon and planets. A hard phone case is used as a gel case is too flexible. Good luck with a really simple way of taking simple good quality astro pics.

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22Nov2014

5 Reasons E.T. Would Already Know We’re Here

Enrico Fermi’s much ballyhooed paradox — the aging saw that “If E.T. is out there and technologically-advanced, why aren’t they here?” — now seems a tad simplistic. So, why aren't they here? (more…)

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22Nov2014

Space Tourism A Waste Of Humanity’s Time, Says Arianespace Head

Space tourism is a waste of funding and should take a back seat to missions that better connect society and explore our universe, says the man surprisingly at the helm of the world's largest rocket company. (more…)

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22Nov2014

What Did Mars Look Like When It Had Water?

Mars is very aptly nicknamed “The Red Planet.” Aside from some dry ice polar caps, the landscape on Mars is cold, dry, and rocky. However, that wasn’t always the case. Four billion years ago Mars was covered in water. (more…)

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22Nov2014

Strange Visitors From the Edge Of The Solar System

A pair of sort-of comets pose a puzzle for astronomers.  The term “Oort Cloud” may be obscure for many people, but it’s familiar terrain for astronomy buffs. It’s a giant spherical swarm of trillions of proto-comets. (more…)

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22Nov2014

Will Betelgeuse Go Supernova in 2015?

Betelgeuse, one of the brightest stars in the sky, could burst into its supernova phase and become as bright as a full moon - and last for as long as a year. It could happen any time now so get ready OK! (more…)

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22Nov2014

The Beautiful And Mysterious Fukang Meteorite

When it slammed into the surface of Earth, there was little sign of the beauty that lay inside. But cutting the Fukang meteorite open yielded a breathtaking sight. Within the rock was a surprise of unexpected riches. (more…)

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22Nov2014

Sunspots, Spaceweather and Flight Dangers

Astronomers are watching a monster on the Sun and it appears to be getting bigger. The largest sunspot seen in 24 years is rotating back to face the Earth and the potential for massive solar flares is considered very high. (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, Asian and Southern hemi news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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