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The author, Bob King, has never seen a UFO that stayed a UFO. He writes:  I remember certain moving lights as a kid but they turned out to be airplanes

  Today, we’re going to explore the Moon. Its hostile environment, its creation, and our exploration of it in the last few decafdes.

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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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25May2017

The Role Of Intelligence in an Indifferent Universe

I. Setting the Stage I’m no expert on AI or anything. I won’t be the one to construct the model for Biologic Intelligence that revolutionizes humanities ability to process information. Unlike Prome. (more…)

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23May2017

Jeff Bezos Sets Sights On Building A City On The Moon

SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk may have his heart set on building a city on Mars, but Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space vision looks closer to home. He’s gazing at the moon. (more…)

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21May2017

Video – Shop Sends Doughnut Flying Into Space

One small step for doughnuts, one giant leap for the sprinkled kind. A science-theme doughnut shop called Donutology in Westport, Mo., launched a sprinkled doughnut into space with a helium weather balloon in December. (more…)

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21May2017

New Study Reveals the Evidence of a Parallel Universe

In the deserted darkness of outer space it is hard to visualize we are anything but alone in the universe. But picture for a moment that we are not alone, but in fact one of an infinite number of parallel universes. (more…)

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21May2017

Virgin’s Space Flights Fully Booked Until 2021

The maiden commercial flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is scheduled to take place next year but if you haven’t already paid $250,000 for the trip of a lifetime, it'll be at least three years before you are space-bound. (more…)

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21May2017

Astronomers Make Largest Map Of The Universe Yet

Its a BIG backyard! Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the Universe based entirely on the positions of quasars. (more…)

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21May2017

Buzz Aldrin Told NASA To Retire The ISS

Space is hard, but the human race has achieved some impressive feats over the past few decades. Men on the moon, a laboratory circling the Earth, exploration of the surface of Mars, and the list goes on. (more…)

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20May2017

Claim Nasa Has Found A Cash Machine On Mars

ArtAlienTV, a Bristol-based YouTube channel that regularly posts conspiracy theory videos, has posted a video on YouTube, in which it claims that the object is a cash register or typewriter. (more…)

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19May2017

Pioneer Probe’s Plaque Returns As Crowdfunded Replica

A creative director obsessed with space and design has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring a galactic greeting created decades ago card from billions of miles in space back to Earth. (more…)

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19May2017

Probe Launched Into Taxpayer Funding Of UFO Group

If the truth is out there, it won't be funded by the Government anymore. Social Services Minister Christian Porter has launched an urgent probe into something that's outa this world. (more…)

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16May2017

Australian National University Citizen Scientist Supernova Search

Amateur star-gazers, especially with computers, are being urged to get involved in a large-scale hunt for exploding stars that can help measure the growth of the universe. (more…)

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15May2017

China Announces Plans To Create A ‘Base’ On An Asteroid

China has announced plans to build a base on an asteroid where it will mine the space rock for precious metals. that China plans to send robots or astronauts to mine asteroids and transport the resources back to Earth. (more…)

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14May2017

Space Tourism Companies May Need Own Safety Rules

Within a year, says Blue Origin, it will begin flying humans to the edge of space. That would grant the company, founded by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, a symbolic victory over competitors like SpaceX, Boeing and Virgin Galactic. (more…)

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14May2017

Why Bury Grandpa When You Could Launch Him Into Space?

Why bury Grandpa underground when you could launch his remains into space and watch them turn into a fireball when they reenter the Earth's atmosphere? Everyone hopes they will go to heaven and reach some type of nirvana in the afterlife. (more…)

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14May2017

Rogue Moving Black Hole Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Supermassive Black Holes are one of the scariest, most destructive and utterly intimidating forces in the Universe, but the good news is that they usually don’t do a whole lot of moving around. (more…)

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13May2017

SpaceX Studying Landing Sites for Mars Missions

   SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future human missions. In a presentation at a symposium here March 18 it was discussed. (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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