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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22Jan2015

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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28Feb2015

Puzzling Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Cruising through the asteroid belt, NASA Dawn spacecraft is approaching dwarf planet Ceres, and some puzzling features are coming into focus. We may finally be able to answer some very perplexing asteroid questions. "We exp

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27Feb2015

Astronomer Hints The Simpsons Could Be Set In Australia

If you thought you had this world all figured out, get ready for it to be turned upside down- One nit-picky astronomer claims Springfield isn’t in the United States at all. The Bad Astronomy blogger, Phil Plait,has news for us. (more…)

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27Feb2015

How to See Quasars With Backyard Telescopes

“How far can you see with that thing?” It’s a common question overhead at many public star parties in reference to telescopes. In the coming weeks the Moon will pass Full and moves out of the evening sky. (more…)

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27Feb2015

US Needs a Mars Colony, Buzz Aldrin Tells Senators

The United States must do more than just plant a flag on Mars if it wants to continue as a leader in the field of space exploration, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin told senators this week. (more…)

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26Feb2015

A Monster Black Hole Discovered At Cosmic Dawn

A black hole is a large amount of matter packed into a small area, creating a strong gravitational field that allows nothing, not even light, to escape. Astronomers describe quasars as the most luminous beacons in the sky. (more…)

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26Feb2015

Russia Plans to Create Its Own Orbital Station Around 2024

Russia will continue using the International Space Station (ISS) until around 2024 and is planning to build its own orbital outpost using the existing ISS modules, Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Tuesday. (more…)

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22Feb2015

Indian Scriptures Mention Gravity 1500 Years Before Isaac Newton

One of the country's leading scientists and former ISRO chairman, G Madhavan Nair, has just propounded the theory that some shlokas in the Vedas mention the presence of water on the moon. That alone is strange! (more…)

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22Feb2015

5 Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know About Our Sun

We hear a lot about other gorgeous planets like Saturn or Jupiter and we appreciate the Sun but never hear too much about it. What is the Sun exactly? The Sun is a beautiful ball of hydrogen and helium gas that burns. (more…)

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22Feb2015

How Far Into Space Do Our TV Signals Go?

In the movie Contact, astronomers receive a radio signal from the star Vega. Buried within the signal is a broadcast of Hitler’s speech for the opening of the 1936 Olympic games. Imaginative and thought provoking. (more…)

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21Feb2015

Hundreds Of UFO Enthusiasts Gather In Arizona

Have you ever wondered if it was possible that there could be beings out there from another planet that have visited us? It’s not as crazy as you might think. At the 24th Annual UFO Congress were some true believers. (more…)

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21Feb2015

World View One Step Closer To Manned Near-Space Voyages

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, is one step closer to launching manned voyages after successfully flying the first parafoil from the edge of space at a record-breaking height of 102,200 feet. (more…)

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21Feb2015

How I Photograph The Moon & Planets With My Phone

Story written by Andrew Symes of Ottawa, Ontario: I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras makes it possible. (more…)

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21Feb2015

NASA’s Designs To Explore Titan and Europa

NASA has unveiled at this year's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium a possible design for a submersible robot for use in exploring the liquid methane/ethane seas on Saturn's moon Titan. (more…)

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21Feb2015

Don’t Look Too Closely, Black Holes Might Disappear

We’ve come a long way in 13.8 billion years; but despite our impressively extensive understanding of the Universe, there are still a few strings left untied. How many unsolved mysteries or contradictions do you know of? (more…)

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21Feb2015

Australian Company Creating Space Signposts

Navigating the Solar System is about to get easier. Sydney Based Aerospace Engineer Robert Brand has begun work on paving the space highways with new Navigation Aids.  Sounds kinda futuristic doesn't it? It is! (more…)

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20Feb2015

Giving Shape To Black Holes’ Intense Winds

By looking at the speed of ambient gas spewing out from a well-known quasar, astronomers using cutting edge physics are gaining insight into how black holes and their host galaxies might have evolved at the same time. (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!

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    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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