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By the light of a full moon, it seems that virtually anything could happen, if the folklore associated with Earth’s natural satellite is believed.

The zodiac, the twelve signs listed in a horoscope, is closely tied to how the earth moves through the everlasting heavens.

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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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03May2016

Did The Media Make Stephen Hawking Famous?

There's no question that Stephen Hawking is the most famous living physicist right now. This article makes a critical examination on Hawking's right to own his celebrity status. (more…)

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03May2016

DVD Review – Last Man On The Moon

When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972, he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. He didn't know it but his life changed forever that day. (more…)

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03May2016

Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Star

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…)

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01May2016

SpaceX Says It Will fly A Spacecraft To Mars In 2018

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…)

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01May2016

Are we alone? Setting some limits to our uniqueness

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…)

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01May2016

Nearby Star Explosion 30 Million Years Ago Equalled 100 Million Suns

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…)

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30Apr2016

Stephen Hawking Could Win Nobel Prize For Radiation Theory

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…)

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30Apr2016

How ‘Rocket Girls’ Propelled NASA Into Space

The women who worked at NASA's JPL Laboratory in the 1960s weren't only trailblazers for the solar system, they were pioneers for the more accepting climate of women in sciences today. (more…)

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30Apr2016

Hubble Discovers Moon Orbiting the Dwarf Planet Makemake

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…)

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30Apr2016

New Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars In 39 days

NASA recently provided $10 million in funding to Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR). A big word promising big power. (more…)

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30Apr2016

A Quick Look Inside The Sun’s Layers

This graphic shows the layers of the Sun, with ranges for each layer: for the inner layers, the mileage is from the sun's core; for the outer layers, the mileage is from the sun's surface. (more…)

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29Apr2016

Beware – Your Plane Flight Radiation Risk

The next time you step onto an airplane, consider the following:  In any given year, the pilot of your aircraft probably absorbs as much radiation as a worker in a nuclear power plant.  (more…)

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26Apr2016

True Story of History’s Only Known Meteorite Victim

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…)

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25Apr2016

Astronaut Completes London Marathon From Space Station

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…)

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25Apr2016

The Making Of The Hubble Space Telescope

Despite its age and storied history, the Hubble continues to be a crucial tool for astronomers. It also continues to absolutely blow our minds with jaw-dropping pictures of deep space. (more…)

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24Apr2016

The Last Man On The Moon

When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, he is ready to share his epic but deeply personal story.                                   (more…)

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History Keys - Space History

What's Up This Month
  • 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! (more…)

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