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For a long time I thought the story of Newton and the apple was just another fable. I thought it was a made-up story, like Washington chopping the cherry tree.

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed

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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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17Mar2019

Sealed Cache Of Moon Rocks To Be Opened By NASA

The world is about to hear a little known an tantalizing secret.  Later this year, NASA will reveal never-before-seen morsels of the moon, the agency announced on Monday.

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17Mar2019

This Speeding Star Is Escaping Our Galaxy

The Milky Way Galaxy contains billions of stars. Though the vast majority of these are bound to the galaxy by gravity, astronomers have found a few tens of stars that are not orbiting.

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16Mar2019

NASA’s Supersize Space Launch System Might Be Doomed

IT’S NO SECRET that NASA’s Space Launch System is struggling to meet its schedule. The multibillion-dollar launcher is expected to ferry humans and cargo into deep space.

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16Mar2019

Australia Signs Up To International SKA Observatory Project

Australia has joined six other nations in signing an international treaty committing to the construction of the world’s largest science facility – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

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16Mar2019

Royal Mint Black Hole Coin To Honour Stephen Hawking

The UK Royal Mint will honour the work of Stephen Hawking with a commemorative coin featuring the physicist’s name above concentric circles representing a black hole. It looks pretty awesome.

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10Mar2019

Humans Need Mars As A ‘Plan B’ To Avoid Extinction

The 1989 film Back to the Future II wasn't quite on the money when it predicted we'd have self-tying shoes and flying cars by now. Space travel was once in the same category  (more…)

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10Mar2019

NASA Finds Entire Solar System With 7 Earth-Like Planets

Its the holy grail of astronomy. Recently, astronomers announced the breaking discovery which will have an essential effect on life on the planet Earth. (more…)

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10Mar2019

Musk’s Tesla Now Travelled Farther Than Any Car In History.

In February of 2018, Elon Musk launched his $US100,000 Tesla Roadster into space on the SpaceXFalcon Heavy rocket. The Roadster is still cruising around our solar system.

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10Mar2019

Earth Bound Asteroids Harder To Destroy Than Thought.

Research funded by NASA has found that even a huge impact on a city-sized asteroid would still leave it with enough strength to destroy the planet. (more…)

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10Mar2019

Jeff Bezos Slams Elon Musk’s Plan To Colonise Mars!

He made the remarks last month during a private lecturemoderated by Jeff Foust, a senior staff writer at Space News. Bezos focused primarily on the ambitions of his rocket company, Blue Origin. (more…)

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09Mar2019

Splashdown – Space X Returns To Earth!

After  an amazing mission SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule returned safely to Earth early Friday morning, wrapping up its inaugural mission to the International Space Station.

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03Mar2019

Pilots Report Large Square UFOs Over United Kingdom

Two pilots at Air Midwest claimed they saw unidentified flying objects when they were heading to Gloucester earlier this month. Pilot reports are usually credible accounts.

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03Mar2019

Astronomical Seeing: To Be Clear Or Not So Clear

When the weather forecaster makes the statement "tonight will be clear" or "will have clear spells" I have no doubt that astronomers all over the country get excited.

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03Mar2019

Astronomers Optimistic About Planet Nine’s Existence

Seeing is believing, but when it comes to Planet Nine, complex calculations of objects' behaviors and orbital anomalies of the region beyond Neptune will have to do for now.

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03Mar2019

SpaceX Crew Module Space Station launch Is Vital First Test

SpaceX is about to send its crew module to the space station in a vital first test.  The commercial space company will be performing its first test flight with its crew module on board.

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02Mar2019

Rock ‘Twice As Big As Earth’ Pushed Uranus Sideways

Uranus is a lopsided oddity, the only planet to spin on its side. Little is known about the ice giants but scientists think they know how it got that way.

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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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    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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