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University engineers in Glasgow are developing an innovative technique based on lasers that could radically change asteroid deflection technology.

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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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17Feb2019

Protecting Human Heritage On The Moon

Nearly 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. His boot prints, along with those of Buzz Aldrin, are preserved in the lunar soil on what Aldrin described as the “magnificent desolation.” (more…)

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16Feb2019

World’s Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants To Make Wine on Mars

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth. Fortunately, one essential earthly amenity these hardscrabble colonists may not have to give up is wine.

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16Feb2019

Mars Opportunity Rover Dead After 15 Years Service

Well, it's official, NASA's Opportunity Rover is gone. That amazing rover that helped us discover evidence of past water on the surface of Mars hasn't responded to any of NASA's attempts to connect.

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16Feb2019

Why Elon Musk Is “The Most Important Person Alive”

Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked Which of this generation’s biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? His answer was Elon Musk. (more…)

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16Feb2019

Elon Musk: Moving to Mars Could Cost Just $100,000

Elon Musk says he is "confident" moving to Mars will "one day" cost less than $500,000 and "maybe even" cost below $100,000. The final cost is "very dependent on the volume" of travelers, Musk said.

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16Feb2019

Can You Really Become a Mars Land Owner?

Late 2018, NASA’s InSight lander bvecame the eighth space-exploring robot to visit the Red Planet. Its inspired adventurous humans to eventually follow in the footsteps of this spacecraft. (more…)

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16Feb2019

Stellar Flare 10 Billion Times More Powerful Than On The Sun

The Hawaii-based James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) has discovered a massive explosion, a stellar flare 10 billion times more powerful than the Sun's solar flares. (more…)

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12Feb2019

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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10Feb2019

Decision Making In Space Problems

An academic at Royal Holloway has conducted research to see how people make decisions in space with zero gravity and the results prove this little-known area needs to be addressed. (more…)

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10Feb2019

Building a Space Station Inside a Giant Asteroid?

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it's a wild possibility scientists are actually exploring: how to fit a space station inside an asteroid.Why attempt such a bizarre feat of astro-engineering?

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10Feb2019

The Milky Way Is Warped And Twisted Around

The Milky Way that surrounds us has long been presumed to be relatively stable and flat. But scientists have accurately mapped the galaxy for the first time, and found a surprise.

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10Feb2019

Rare Pic Of Lunar Far Side And Earth Together

A unique view of the Moon, with its far side facing the camera and an unsettlingly tiny Earth lurking in the background, has been captured by China’s Longjiang-2 satellite.

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10Feb2019

Richard Branson Says He’ll Fly To Space By July… AGAIN!

British billionaire Richard Branson plans to travel to space within the next four or five months aboard his own Virgin Galactic spaceship, he told reporters on Thursday.

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03Feb2019

We May Use Black Holes To Travel The Universe

One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may be closer to reality than previously imagined. (mor

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03Feb2019

What Would Be The Benefits Of An Interstellar Probe?

In 2015, the New Horizons mission made history when it became the first robotic spacecraft to conduct a flyby of Pluto. In 2018, it made history again by being the first spacecraft to encounter a Kuiper Belt Object. (more…)

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03Feb2019

10 Space Facts That Are Out Of This World!

When you look up at the stars, what do you think about? That we may be not be alone? The vastness of it all? There's a lot to wonder about space. The fact is we don't know all the answers about it.

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History Keys - Space History

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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!

  • 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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