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  The next time you get burnt red from being outside too long spare a thought for how powerful that ball of energy is that dominates the daytime sky.

Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields ever seen.

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12Oct2017

SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Colony Rocket Acronym Explained

You don't have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX's BFR Mars-colonization architecture. Yes, BFR stands for "Big F---ing Rocket." But there's also a family-friendly variant of the acronym. (more…)

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12Oct2017

NASA Has Big Plans for the Moon — and Big Competition

NBC News MACH has partnered with the American Museum of Natural History to present three documentary films at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, which will be held in New York City from Oct. 19-22. (more…)

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12Oct2017

Researchers Find Universe’s ‘Missing Matter’

The universe huge and stretches mind-blowingly far , so one of the best ways we have to find out more about it is to recreate the universe inside a computer and study that simulation. (more…)

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12Oct2017

Giant Exoplanet Hunters Look for Debris Discs

There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy, they're so distant and faint, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. (more…)

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11Oct2017

Wow! LED World Map Magnetic Floating Globe

An Amazing  Magnetic Levitation Floating Rotating Earth Globe Came across this novelty item and it looked cool. Read all the reviews and decide to give it a try so I can put it in my new office. Received the product in speedy fashion and got it un-boxed and setup in less than a minute. (more…)

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10Oct2017

The Meteorite That Mangled The Malibu

Eighteen-year-old Michelle Knapp was alone in her family’s home in Peekskill, New York, that October day in 1992 when they heard a loud noise outside. Curiosity was running wild. (Today is the 25th anniversary) (more…)

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09Oct2017

Out Now! 2018 Australian Astronomy Calendars

Amazing Images Of The Night Sky The Most Beautiful Calendars Ever Offered To The Australian Public! $19 each, two for $35, five for $75 plus post Our NEW Calendars again feature the winners of the CWAS David Malin Awards. (more…)

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09Oct2017

NEW – Colourful Astro Fridge Magnets!

12 magnets featuring all 8 planets, plus Pluto and Charon, Asteroid and comets, plus bonus Rocket and Astronaut magnets for kids to play with! These are both educational and coooool! (more…)

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08Oct2017

NASA Tests Asteroid Defence System With Real Asteroid

Next week, an asteroid is going to fly very close to the Earth. Don't worry, it won't hit anything. While NASA scientists are unable to track its exact position, they're sure that it won't get very close to us. (more…)

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08Oct2017

Mysterious Dimming of Tabby’s Star May Be Explained

Called KIC 8462852, also known as Boyajian’s Star, or Tabby’s Star, the object has experienced unusual dips in brightness -- NASA’s Kepler space telescope even observed dimming of up to 20 percent over a matter of days. (more…)

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08Oct2017

Send Your Name To Mars

Overview:  InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place a single geophysical lander on Mars to study its deep interior. (more…)

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08Oct2017

New Telescope Attachment – Observations Rival Those From Space

A new, low-cost attachment to telescopes allows previously unachievable precision in ground-based observations of exoplanets -- planets beyond our solar system.It's simply an amazing breakthrough. (more…)

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07Oct2017

NASA Will Land Humans On the Moon Again

NASA will land humans on the Moon again, confirmed American Vice President Mike Pence. Speaking at NASA, he revealed that the Trump administration will ask NASA to direct its efforts into establishing a permanent base on the lunar surface. (more…)

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07Oct2017

Space Burials Not Just For The Rich And Famous

Sometimes when a loved one passes and their remains are cremated, the family will honour their beloved’s wishes by scattering their ashes in their favourite place, like the ocean or a park. That's simply how it goes. (more…)

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04Oct2017

Sputnik Marked the Beginning of Space Race

Nobody alive on Oct. 4, 1957, will ever forget it: Russia, then the Soviet Union, launched Sputnik 1, the first successful earth-orbiting satellite. Americans who heard its tiny beeps on the radio and TV panicked. This week is the 60th anniversary! (more…)

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04Oct2017

Did A Steel Plate Beat Sputnik Into Space?

   Was the first man-made object propelled into space actually a 1 ton armor plate? On August 27th, 1957 — just two months prior to Sputnik 1 — an underground nuclear test was conducted in southern Nevada.  (more…)

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    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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