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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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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14Jan2018

NASA Raises Safety Concerns Over SpaceX & Boeing Spacecraft

The goal of NASA’s commercial crew transportation program is to allow astronauts to be routinely transported into orbit by private spacecraft; slated to be developed and operated by Boeing and SpaceX. (more…)

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14Jan2018

First Super Blue Blood Moon In Over 150 Years Coming

FOR THE FIRST time in over 150 years, three lunar phenomena will collide – producing a Super Blue Blood Moon on January 31. Nobody alive has ever seen this before. Last time was 1866! (more…)

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14Jan2018

Ice Just Below Surface Of Mars May Sustain Human Bases

SCIENTISTS USING IMAGES from a NASA Mars orbiting spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the planet's surface are exposed on steep slopes, a source of water to sustain future human outposts. (more…)

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14Jan2018

Lava Tubes Leading To The Moon’s Polar Ice?

Small pits in a large crater on the Moon's North Pole could be "skylights" leading down to an underground network of lava tubes – tubes holding hidden water on Earth's nearest neighbour, according to new research. (more…)

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14Jan2018

Boeing Vs SpaceX – The Race To Mars

So what does SpaceX CEO Elon Musk think of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s claim that the first people to set foot on Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket? “Do it,” Musk tweeted, in one of many two-word comebacks being made. (more…)

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07Jan2018

Why Can’t Male Astronauts See In Space?

This is a problem that was not only unexpected, but too serious to contemplate. Imagine making the nine-month trek to Mars just to have such poor vision upon arrival that it's impossible to land. (more…)

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07Jan2018

NASA To Study Human Body In Space For Mars Survival

AS EAGER as Earthlings are to touch down on the Red Planet and even someday become Martians, NASA is more eager to find out if our bodies can actually take it. (more…)

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07Jan2018

NASA, American Girl Create Aspiring Astronaut Doll

NASA has teamed up with beloved doll and book company American Girl to create a new character aiming to inspire young kids — specifically, young girls — to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). (more…)

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07Jan2018

John Young, US Astronaut And Pioneer, Dies Aged 87

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said. Today, Nasa and the world have lost a pioneer! (more…)

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07Jan2018

2,000 New Asteroids Approached Earth in 2017

We live in a busy neighborhood and it looks like a dangerous one too: Astronomers spotted just over 2,000 never-before-seen asteroids passing within almost 280 million miles of Earth over the course of last year. (more…)

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07Jan2018

Your Guide To Commercial Space Travel In 2018

It's a good time to start tuning into the business of space. The months ahead could bring some monumental developments in the booming commercial space industry.Here's a look at what's on the calendar this year. (more…)

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06Jan2018

Spacecraft Captures Haunting View of Earth in Space

ASA’s asteroid sampling spacecraft captured a gorgeous view of our delicate planet and its lunar buddy set against the vastness of space. Its similarity to Sagan's Pale Blue Dot is striking. (more…)

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06Jan2018

Guessing Game – When Will China’s Space Lab Fall to Earth?

A 9-ton Chinese space lab will fall out of the sky soon and if you predict exactly when, you can win some swag. The Aerospace Corp.'s Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies (CORDS) is sponsoring a guessing game. (more…)

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06Jan2018

Mark Dreams Of The Southern Skies Down Under

The two hemispheres of Earth are quite different as anyone can see on the globe of our planet. But what is hard to grasp is the difference in the night sky when seen from America as compared to Australia. (more…)

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06Jan2018

There’s 400,000 Pounds of Trash on The Moon

The Moon's surface is strewn with hundreds of man-made items, from spacecraft to bags of urine to monumental plaques.Most are spacecraft, more than 70 vehicles in all scattered over the lunar surface. (more…)

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02Jan2018

Supermoon 2018 Tonight Best Until 2034

Tonight, on January 2 here in Australia, watch the skies– we’ll see the first supermoon of 2018. Different cultures around the world have given various names to each full moon of the year. (more…)

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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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