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…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
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Astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on Mars as soon as 2018 with the help of NASA. No mean feat and the first non-governmental vehicle to do so. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question--summed up in the famous Drake equation--has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
A giant star that exploded 30 million years ago in a galaxy near Earth had a radius prior to going supernova that was 200 times larger than our sun! (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Stephen hawking is an expert on Black Holes. About 42 years ago he dramatically proposed that not everything that comes near the black hole succumbs to its deep nothingness. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Peering to the outskirts of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet — after Pluto. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
The Russian meteorite, whose sonic boom damaged buildings and injured more than a thousand in 2013 is not the first to shatter a human life. There are actual victims of meteor strikes. (more…)Read MoreView Comments (1)
About 38,000 runners competed in the London Marathon today – and one of them ran it in orbit 200 miles above Earth. British astronaut Tim Peake took on an equally marathon effort challenge. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
History Keys - Space History
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!