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The Universe is enormous with 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone. And there are more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable Universe!.

ASfter all this time the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has a powerful new tool at its disposal, Australian scientists report.



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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China’s Moon Plants Are Dead

The moon is a lifeless world once again. The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night, GBTimes reported today (Jan. 16). (more…)

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Long Standing NASA-Russian Partnership In Space Unravelling

After an American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in orbit during the height of the Cold War, in 1975, the two leading space powers gradually worked more and more together on civil space activities.

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Space Billboards Are Just the Latest Orbital Stunt

In January 2018, Rocket Lab sent a surprise to orbit. Along with its normal payloads, the launch company deployed a shiny object it dubbed the Humanity Star—basically a 3-foot-wide disco ball. (more…)

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Astronomers Witness Birth Of A Black Hole!

Astronomers See the Exact Moment a Supernova Turned into a Black Hole. On June 17th 2018, the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) survey’s twin telescopes spotted something extraordinarily bright in the sky. (more…)

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Apollo 11 – The Untold Story

 APOLLO 11 - THE UNTOLD STORY Things You Weren't Told About The First Moon Landing In July 1969 two men walked on the Moon. On this the 50th anniversary we present the untold story of what went wrong and what we weren’t told. (more…)

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Dawn Of A New Space Race?

China recently achieved a historic feat by landing on the far side of the moon. A big deal, but it isn’t necessarily the beginning of a new space race as much as it is evidence that exploration beyond low Earth orbit is picking up momentum.

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Nice Conjunction Of Venus and Jupiter On 22 January 2019

Venus and Jupiter will share the same right ascension, with Venus passing 2°26' to the north of Jupiter. At around the same time, the two objects will also make a close approach, technically called an appulse (more…)

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Scientists Believe They have Just Discovered A Parallel Universe

Scientists believe they may have caught a glimpse of a parallel universe bumping up against ours. They've found hints in signals from the most distant points of the universe and seen what was once believe impossible!. (more…)

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Elon Musk Shares Photo of SpaceX’s First Starship

The recent news suggest that SpaceX’s Starship is much closer to its final stages now . Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk shared a photo of the rocket  ina tweet, and it appears to be like something straight out of a science-fiction film. (more…)

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Scientists Close To First Sighting Of Milky Way Black Hole

Astronomers attempting to capture the first images of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way have given early hints that the ambitious project has been successful.

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Astronomers Detect 13 More Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space

Astrophysicists from the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) Collaboration spotted 13 new fast radio bursts (FRB) — powerful radio flashes arriving from far outside the Milky Way.

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Step Inside a Black Hole With Virtual Reality

Technology is taking us to the final frontier in a way most of us probably didn't expect. For the things we can't reach and can't be captured on camera, we have to find new and creative ways to explore the deeper reaches of space. (more…)

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China Lunar Rover Successfully Touches Down On Moon Farside

In an historic first, China has successfully landed a rover on the far side of the moon, China announced a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space power. (more…)

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Restoring The Great Melbourne Telescope

The goal of the Great Melbourne Telescope project is to restore the telescope to working order for educational and public viewing. It was one of the largest telescopes in the world in the 19th century, and the largest in the southern hemisphere. (more…)

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Historic First Images From Mysterious Ultima Thule

Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have released the first detailed images of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored. Make no mistake, this is an exciting time in space exploration!

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Saturn is Losing its Rings Much Faster Than Expected

If you were to pick Saturn out of a lineup you'd probably recognize it by its iconic rings. They're the biggest, brightest rings in our solar system. Extending over 280,000 km from the planet; wide enough to fit 6 Earths in a row.

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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


    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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    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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