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Humans like light. We are creatures that rely heavily on what we can see to feel safe and secure. After all, astronomy is all about light, right?

We see them in the sky any clear night. We write songs about them, stare and wonder if any of them have planets just like our own.

MORE OF THE STORIES WE'RE COVERING THIS WEEK

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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19Jan2020

Closet Star Proxima Centauri may host a 2nd alien planet.

In August 2016, astronomers announced that a roughly Earth-size exoplanet circles the closest star to the sun, the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, which lies a mere 4.2 light-years from us. (more…)

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19Jan2020

SpaceX is about to destroy a rocket in critical Crew test flight.

SpaceX will intentionally destroy one of its rockets in the name of safety this weekend. This is the last major hurdle the company needs to clear before its Crew Dragon spacecraft can begin to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. (more…)

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19Jan2020

Billionaire hosts girlfriend contest for ‘first woman to the moon’

Will the first woman to travel to the moon be the winner of a billionaire's "girlfriend contest"? We really hope not. Is this the start of some sort of radical Reality TV type show? Read on for more! (more…)

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19Jan2020

SpinLaunch to continue building its space catapult

SpinLaunch, a company that aims to turn the launch industry on its head with a wild new concept for getting to orbit, has raised a $35M round B to continue its quest. The team has yet to demonstrate their launch system. (more…)

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12Jan2020

Space Food Has Suddenly Rocketed Into Renewed Prominence

As a kid growing up in the 70s and 80s, I’ve always had a fascination with space food. Whether it was the idea of astronauts drinking Tang or reading stories about how the Space Shuttle crews would prepare their meals (more…)

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12Jan2020

Uncertain safety rules await space tourists

When buckling up for a road trip, passengers can be confident the vehicle has met a range of federal and state safety regulations — from the durability of the car's frame to reliability of the brakes and performance of the seat belts. (more…)

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12Jan2020

10 space exploration events we’re excited for in the 2020s

The last decade saw the end of the Space Shuttle era, a large meteor explosion, the first up-close photos of Pluto, the Great American Eclipse, major Mars rover milestones and astronauts shattering records on the International Space Station. Artwork depicting NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) in flight. Credit: NASA (more…)

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12Jan2020

Northern launch site could transform Australia’s role in space

The Australian continent is in an excellent position when it comes to launching payloads into space, because its north is so close to the equator. Only Kourou in French Guiana—the European Space Agency’s main launch site. Everything favours this country. (more…)

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12Jan2020

Earth-Size Planet Found Practically Next-Door to Us

Our neighbourhood in space is turning out to be quite the populous planet precinct. Astronomers have found a new exoplanet just a little bit bigger than Earth, orbiting a red dwarf star just 66.5 light-years away. (more…)

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02Jan2020

Get The Best From Your Christmas Telescope

Did you get a telescope for Christmas? Lucky you! The New Year in the west is great for sky gazers. The sky is full of bright stars, prominent constellations and fascinating celestial sights. (more…)

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29Dec2019

The Most Incredible Scientific Discovery In History?

Scientists at the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have achieved quantum teleportation between two computer chips for the first time. THIS is the most mind-blowing story I have ever covered! (more…)

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29Dec2019

Is Betelgeuse About To Explode?

A ripple of excitement is passing through the community of astronomers, both amateur and professional, at reports that Betelgeuse has dimmed significantly over recent days. Is it revving up for a spectacular explosion? Maybe! (more…)

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29Dec2019

Experts Creating New Astronomy Signs For The Deaf

Most UK deaf people use British Sign Language, which has approx. 100 signs for astronomical concepts. Only in the last few years has the sign language for “black hole” been developed, a concept that scientists have discussed for decades. (more…)

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29Dec2019

Unopened Moon Dirt To Be Unwrapped Soon.

NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, which landed humans on the moon in 1969. Six crewed landings between 1969 and 1972, during which astronauts collected 842 lbs. (382 kilograms) of moon soil and rocks. (more…)

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14Dec2019

New Addition: Kids Space/Sun Packs

NEW FOR CHRISTMAS 2019                 Well look what we've come up with! Robin here in our office has been playing around with a few ideas and based on what we constantly get asked for, she's put together a few very affordable astro/space packages for the young AND young at heart budding astronomer. (more…)

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14Dec2019

World’s Richest Man Sent Thousands Of Postcards To Space

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos posted a video on his official Twitter account to tout about the success of his self-funded space exploration company, Blue Origin. (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, British and Asian and partners news sources. Breaking news, latest discoveries plus the weird and wonderful. Updated regularly! (more…)

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