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So, You Think You Know Your Star Sign? Every year the Sun passes in front of the most famous constellations in the sky: Scorpius, Pisces, Virgo, Leo.

When teaching children about stars, make your lessons  interactive as possible. Astronomy book courses aren’t enough to do the job.

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18Jun2017

The Universe Will Eventually Vanish

  It an age old question, how and when will the universe end. Scientists have outlined a test for "vanishing dimensions" hypothesis, which, if proven, would address major problems in particle physics. (more…)

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18Jun2017

Some Big Things In The Universe.

Let's talk a little for a moment about sizes. Do you think the pyramids are big? How about Sears Tower? Both are nothing compared to Mt. Everest. (more…)

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18Jun2017

Secrets of Deep-Sky Observing

You're sure that you've finally got your telescope aimed at the position of the object of your desire. You're keen as mustard to get started. (more…)

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17Jun2017

Area Stargazers Mourn Loss Of One Of Their Brethren

Let me tell you about the wonderful bond that weaves between the friendships of amateur astronomers around the world.This is a touching and true story from our US correspondent Mark Marquette. (more…)

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16Jun2017

Anniversary – The First Woman In Space

Born in 1937, Tereshkova was a textile worker from a small village in the far west of Russia.  Tereshkova never yearned to go into space, she left school early to support her family. (more…)

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16Jun2017

Hubble Telescope’s Most Amazing Photo Ever

NASA is calling it the most interesting image ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope—and the most comprehensive. It has to be one of the most remarkable mind bending things we've ever seen!. (more…)

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16Jun2017

Our Largest Planet Could Also Be The Oldest

According to a surprising and extensive new study published this week, researchers have found evidence that Jupiter is the oldest of the planets thanks to an analysis of 19 meteorite samples on Earth. (more…)

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12Jun2017

Fruit Flies Sent To Space To Help Study The Human Heart

About 6,000 pounds of supplies and science experiments  launched to the International Space Station recently have included what you might normally consider nothing more than a household nuisance. (more…)

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12Jun2017

NASA Predicts 5 Asteroids To Fly Close To Earth This Year

NASA continues to be Earth’s “safety net” against threats from beyond outer space. Through its famed asteroid detection site, NASA announced the possibility of five asteroids set to make close encounter to earth this year. (more…)

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12Jun2017

A Solar System Discovered ‘Remarkably Similar’ To Ours

Astronomers at NASA have uncovered a solar system they believe to be “remarkably similar” to Earth’s. The discovery is considered a possible breakthrough in better understanding how our planet and its neighbours were formed. (more…)

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12Jun2017

Staying Warm At The Telescope

Astronomy tends to be a chilly hobby and here in Australia we are just starting our Winter season.  .  It's easy to stay warm on cold winter nights if you dress appropriately and take a few common-sense precautions. (more…)

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11Jun2017

Space Travel Can Sap Astronauts’ Fitness Levels By 50 Per Cent

Its probably the single biggest medical problem we have to find a solution to in the very immediate future. Long-duration spaceflight saps astronauts' exercise capacity by 30 to 50 percent, a recent study suggests. (more…)

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11Jun2017

SpaceX Says Start Saving For Your (Possibly Deadly) Trip To Mars

Its a trip that's certainly 'out of this world' but like most things, it comes with a cost. Elon Musk wants to take you to Mars, but he also wants your sweet Earthling dollars to do that — hundreds of thousands of them, at least. (more…)

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11Jun2017

NASA Photo Archive Comes To Life In Apollo Mission Film

A graphic designer taps thousands of photos from public archives to recreate the moon landing in a beautiful new short film. There's a ton of available archival footage of the United States' first moon landing. (more…)

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11Jun2017

Space Colonization — Then And Now

An opinion piece By Ron Colone Of The Santa Maria Times: Many years ago, when I first went to college, I joined two off-campus organizations, both of which were dedicated to getting people living and working in outer space. (more…)

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11Jun2017

If We Successfully Land On Mars, Could We Live There?

  It seems like everyone has Mars on the mind these days. NASA wants to send humans to the Red Planet by 2030, and SpaceX wants to get there even sooner, with plans to have people there by 2024. (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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