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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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23May2015

Unexplained “Trumpet” Sound From The Sky Heard World-Wide

Now, here is a mystery for you to solve. People world-wide have reported hearing a very peculiar "trumpet" sound emanating from the sky. The sound has not only caused alarm , but fear as well. (more…)

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23May2015

Why Does Earth Only Have One Moon?

Pluto is 1/6th the size of Earth, but it has 5 moons. Jupiter has 67. Why does the Earth have just one moon? One way of categorizing the planets of our solar system is to divide them. (more…)

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22May2015

NASA & ESA Test System To Stop Asteroid Hitting Earth

 It’s been a while since we had a blockbuster movie to remind us about the threat of an asteroid wiping us off the face of the Earth, but we won’t always have Bruce Willis to defend us. (more…)

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22May2015

Project ThunderStruck- Making Space Flight Affordable

Building a Space Courier Service We are headed to space and we expect to launch our spacecraft in the next 2 years. Its first space mission will be a Sounding flight (straight up and down) and in 5 years we will reach orbit. (more…)

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21May2015

What You Need To Know About The Laws Of Space

Neil deGrasse Tyson has said he loses "sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe." It's a valid concern and one many others have wrestled with as well. (more…)

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21May2015

Black Stone Of Mecca Revealed To Be A Meteorite

A group of geologists from Oxford University have finally lifted the veil upon one of the most intriguing cultural and religious mysteries of the Islamic faith: Where did the Black Stone of Mecca originate? (more…)

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21May2015

Space Station’s Laser Cannon To Vaporize Space Junk

The International Space Station  has been forced to alter trajectory numerous times over the years, but not for any scientific of logistical reason — it was necessary to avoid collisions with space junk. (more…)

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20May2015

Will NASA Elevate Pluto and Ceres To Full Planet Status?

Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, and NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will arrive at this dwarf planet on March 6, 2015. What we find there will be a boon to understanding planet formation. (more…)

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20May2015

The Lord Of The Rings Beckons

 Australian stargazers already have the Southern Cross high overhead in the early evening along with brilliant stars that fleck the Milky. Now, thankfully, there’s a new player in the game. (more…)

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19May2015

Why the UFO Community Must Step Up Its Game

If you follow UFO investigations in the media and wonder are the reports solid, well investigated and as clear as they seem then consider there may be a problem area you need to know about. (more…)

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18May2015

Shooting For The Stars – Rocket Enthusiasts Farm Launch Pad

Rocket science isn't hard according to a growing band of enthusiasts taking up the rocket building hobby in Australia. A genuine love of space has attracted more. (more…)

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17May2015

Scientists Sending Fish-Like ‘Soft Robot’ To Swim Europa’s Oceans

Europa, one of the many moons of Jupiter, is a very promising address in the solar system for those who say it's possible we'll find life beyond Earth right here in the Milky Way. (more…)

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17May2015

NASA Discovers What Europa’s Mysterious Dark Material Is

NASA scientists have found evidence through laboratory experiments that the dark material dusting the surface of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa, may be sea salt from a subsurface ocean. (more…)

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17May2015

An Astronaut’s Helpful Guide To Pooping In Space

Poop. Everybody does it. Even in space. Some of you are uncomfortable talking about poop. Sorry. But a lot of people ask about this and there is really a lot of mis-information out there. (more…)

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16May2015

NASA To Make Oxygen On Mars

If humans land on Mars in the 2030s as planned, one thing that will be essential to their survival will be self-sufficiency, as they won’t be able to take too much cargo with them. (more…)

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16May2015

Pluto Probe Begins Search for New Moons, Rings

A NASA spacecraft speeding toward Pluto is casting a wary eye on the dwarf planet system, looking for anything that could trip it up in the home stretch of its historic mission. (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!

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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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