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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The US government made a major blooper when it accidentally auctioned off an artefact from the Apollo 11 mission. A clerical error resulted in the sale of the bag used by Buzz and Neil to collect samples of moon rock in 1969. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
August 27, 2016 – the sky’s two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter will stage the year’s closest conjunction of two planets. These worlds appear only about 1/15th degree apart on the sky’s dome. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online for free. The space agency has set up a new public web portal. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
IT’S been a widely accepted theory that an asteroid caused the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago. But the question has always remained: how exactly did the asteroid wipe out most of life on earth? (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
The universe lived through a prolonged "Dark Ages" until hydrogen reionized. Now, researchers are closer to figuring out when that happened. The early universe hides behind the cloak of its Dark Ages, a period of time light can't seem to pierce. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
A mysterious star has attracted global attention since its strange properties came to light in October last year. The star showed an odd pattern of dimming that could not be explained by any known natural phenomenon. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
For 25 years, Gary Fildes worked as a bricklayer in his native Sunderland. It was tough, he enjoyed it but something in his life was missing: ‘There was an immense feeling of satisfaction in the repetition.’ (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
India wants to join a select band of nations that have a space shuttle program. The country’s space agency wants to launch a reusable spacecraft, potentially slashing the cost of space travel. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Lie on the beach this summer and your body will be bombarded by about sextillion photons of light per second.Most of these photons, or small packets of energy, originate from the Sun. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
Many of the telescope’s components like the drive motor and electronic components need to be tested and fixed; components like the optics, plate holders, and control knobs need to be cleaned and restored. (more…)Read MoreLeave a Comment
This August, Australian stargazers will have a rare opportunity to see five visible planets in the night sky at the same time with the naked eye. Anyone in the world will be able to see this event without a telescope or binoculars. (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!