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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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.

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13Mar2017

Interesting Facts About Uranus

On this day, March 13, 1781 the 7th planet, Uranus, was discovered completely by accident. British astronomer William Herschel was performing a survey of all stars when he noticed a very faint object that that moved in front of the fixed stars. (more…)

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12Mar2017

Asteroid Strike – Its Not the Impact That Kills You

Wind kills. The most casualties from an asteroid impact won’t come from the impact itself. The wind, pressure and heat caused by the crash are far more dangerous, no matter where the asteroid hits. (more…)

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12Mar2017

Lego To Produce ‘Women Of Nasa’ Set

Children's Lego boxes may already contain yellow Batman, Harry Potter and Star Wars characters, but soon they will also contain female Nasa pioneers. The Danish toy company is making a new set of five figurines. (more…)

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12Mar2017

Proof Daylight Saving Is Dumb, Dangerous, And Costly

The suffering of the spring time change begins with the loss of an hour of sleep. That might not seem like a big deal, but researchers have found it can be dangerous to mess with sleep schedules. (more…)

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11Mar2017

Dave Reneke – 50 Years Of Astronomy

I've often been asked what I do, where I've been and what sort of activities I've engaged in throughout my 50 years involvement in astronomy and space. Here is a brief overview written from a  'non personal' perspective. (more…)

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11Mar2017

Nasa Space Centre Is The Definition Of Amazing

What a great job NASA has done renovating and re-displaying much of its iconic space hardware for show. America’s Kennedy Space Center seems to “get it” when considering the legacy of our great nation and the incredible manned mission of NASA. (more…)

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11Mar2017

The ‘Star’ Of Our Solar System

The next time you get sun burnt from being outside too long spare a thought for how powerful that ball of energy is that dominates the daytime sky. The Sun warms our planet, provides the light by which we see and is necessary for life on Earth. (more…)

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10Mar2017

Hubble Dates Black Hole’s Last Big Meal

For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found that the black hole ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago. (more…)

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10Mar2017

Could Fast Radio Bursts Be Powering Alien Probes?

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked for many different signs of alien life, from radio broadcasts to laser flashes, without success. (more…)

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07Mar2017

Quantum Computing With Space-Time Curvature?

 General Relativity and quantum theory, the two pillars of modern physics, although notoriously difficult to reconcile, may beautifully work together, as a new paper suggests. Here Ovidiu explains: (more…)

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07Mar2017

Star Stuff Festival Of the Cosmos 2017

Under the moonless sky, with the Milky Way high overhead in the dark skies of Byron Bay, Australia’s leading experts on Space, Cosmology, Astronomy, Astrophsyics, Astrophotgraphy and Science come together. (more…)

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06Mar2017

Jeff Bezos’s Amazon Deliveries For Future Human Moon Settlers

More than four decades after the last man walked on the lunar surface, several upstart space entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on NASA's renewed interest in returning to the moon. (more…)

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06Mar2017

NASA’s Magnetic Shield To Help Mars Grow Its Atmosphere

The Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop  at NASA headquarters in Washington DC is meant to discuss ambitious space projects that could be realized, or at least started, by 2050. (more…)

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02Mar2017

How Much Are SpaceX Tourists Actually Paying For Moon Trip?

Two mystery space tourists put down a “significant deposit” with SpaceX to take a round-trip around the Moon, CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday. The news took the world by storm! (more…)

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28Feb2017

Elon Musk To Fly Two Private Citizens Around Moon In 2018

SpaceX said Monday it plans to fly two private citizens on a mission around the moon by late 2018 as part of a lunar journey that would last about a week and travel deeper into space than any human has ventured before. (more…)

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28Feb2017

Life on Mars: NASA scientist Carmel Johnston Has A ‘Taste’

People intending to travel somewhere exotic – a region, for instance, without an abundance of working toilets – accept the necessity of sometimes painful vaccinations to protect them against nasty diseases. (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.

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