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Space City USA is the biggest thing that never happened in Huntsville. For a brief, shining moment in the early 1960s, Huntsville was going to have an amusement park that

West Virginia lost one, until it turned up one June day on a bookshelf in the basement of a retired dentist. New York has one in a vault at a

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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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28Jun2016

Astronomers Probe Below Jupiter’s Cloud Tops

Astronomers have managed to peer deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter using a radio telescope on Earth. The Very Large Array traced the presence of ammonia in the gas giant to study the circulation systems below the visible cloud tops. (more…)

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28Jun2016

NASA May Use Rover To Image Potential Mars Water Sites

Ever since it was announced there may be liquid water on Mars, NASA have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally changing dark streaks, hoping to find evidence of life, past or present, on the Red Planet. (more…)

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26Jun2016

Building The Case To Terraform Mars

Whether it’s extreme climate change, an impending asteroid impact, scientific curiosity or even space tourism, there are compelling reasons to think about calling Mars our second home. (more…)

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26Jun2016

New Hubble Photo Shows Brilliant Star Cluster In Nearby Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope stared deeply into a small galaxy not far from the Milky Way and saw something beautiful. A new photo taken by the long-lived telescope shows a brilliant cluster of stars. (more…)

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26Jun2016

The Universe is Crowded With Black Holes, Astronomers Predict

A new study published in Nature presents one of the most complete models of matter in the universe and predicts hundreds of massive black hole mergers each year observable with the second generation of gravitational wave detectors. (more…)

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26Jun2016

Hubble Spots New Long-Lived Storm Raging On Neptune

Neptune has a new freckle. On 16 May, images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope confirmed that there is a dark vortex in Neptune’s atmosphere – the first such spot seen in the 21st century. (more…)

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26Jun2016

Rare Newborn Planet Is Youngest Ever Detected

 A distant, Neptune-size planet 500 light-years from Earth appears to be the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever found crossing its star, raising questions about how it formed so close, so quickly. (more…)

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26Jun2016

Mysterious Object Just Dented One of Saturn’s Rings

Astronomers have spotted a strange ding in one of Saturn’s rings using NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Saturn is also known as the 'Jewel of the Solar System' with a multitude of colours, its rings look like a painting where nature is the painter. (more…)

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26Jun2016

Jeff Bezos Ready To Beat Branson In Billionaire Space Race

Space tourism was supposed to arrive years ago, but its chief apostle is yet to deliver and suddenly faces a formidable challenger. Look out, Richard Branson. Here comes Jeff Bezos rocketing into your space. (more…)

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24Jun2016

A Burial Plot For The International Space Station

Sometime in the next 10 years or so, ISS will be deorbited into a remote area of the Earth's surface. Most experts expect that location will be the South Pacific Ocean. The specific area is well-known as the "Spacecraft Cemetery." (more…)

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24Jun2016

It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean

For a frigid little space rock at the ass-end of the solar system, Pluto is full surprises. Ice volcanoes, hazy skies, vast plains of churning nitrogen, what’s next? Just maybe, a subsurface ocean. (more…)

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24Jun2016

NASA Extends Hubble Space Telescope Operations To 2021

When the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit in 1990, the observatory promised to provide dazzling and unprecedented views of space that would rewrite humans' understanding of the cosmos. (more…)

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23Jun2016

Hundreds Of Events Worldwide For Asteroid Day 2016

What began as a passion of a handful of individuals, a musician, filmmaker, technologist, scientist and astronaut, has become a global movement by thousands to increase awareness and education about asteroids. (more…)

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21Jun2016

Classic Sci-Fi Movie Posters Just $4.00 each

A4 Reproduction prints of a classic Sci-Fi movie posters These colour reproductions are posters of "hard to find" original classic sci-fi movies that we all grew up loving to watch. Classics from the 1950's & 60's. (more…)

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21Jun2016

Telescope Tune-Up Time

Your scope may be modest, but don’t let that prevent you from using it! An inexpensive telescope that gets used,even infrequently, is superior to a premium scope that sits in storage. (more…)

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19Jun2016

NASA Just Confirmed That Earth Has A New Moon

One is the loneliest number, especially when you are a single moon circling the planet full of humans. But let’s not lose hope here because NASA just announced that there might be a second moon come to keep you company. (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! ESA chief says funding for delayed ExoMars rover mission uncertain European Space Agency Director-General Johann-Dietrich Woerner has expressed frustration with the equipment delays that forced a two-year slip in the launch of Europe

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