Here's a selection of Astronomy/Space related stories you may find interesting. This newsletter is emailed weekly to requesting subscribers in more than 30 countries. Anyone can subscribe by completing the opt in form just over there on the right. See it, do it now! David Reneke is one of Australia's most well known and respected astronomers and lecturers with links to some of the world's leading astronomical institutions. David is the editor for Australia's Astro-Space News Magazine and a writer/publicist for Australasian Science magazine. MEDIA: Enquiries for interviews or information to davereneke@gmail.com Ph: 0400 636 363

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Space may seem calm, but it more hostile than being on Earth. Invisible radiation is an issue for space enthusiasts and scientific instruments.

Don’t be lazy and just read astro mags, get outside and look into the skies with your own eyes. After all that’s what they are there for right?

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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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25May2018

Mars Parachute Successfully Completes First Test Run

It seems like everyone has their eyes on Mars these days and is trying to figure out how to get there. One question many people seem to be overlooking, however, isn't how we get to the Red Planet. (more…)

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21May2018

Stargazing Live World Record Attempt

On Wednesday 23 May, the ABC in partnership with The Australian National University will lead a Guinness World Record attempt for the Most people stargazing – multiple venues. (more…)

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21May2018

World Record Star Gazing Event In Port Macquarie

Event Summary: Join Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie for an evening of fun and excitement as we try to break a Guinness World Record! Mid North Coast Astronomy group will be participating. Wednesday 23 May 2018 (more…)

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20May2018

Sun ‘Will Flare Into Massive Planetary Nebula When It Dies’

Enjoy the sun while it lasts: in 5 billion years’ time, our host star will burn out, rip itself apart and turn into a massive glowing ring of interstellar gas and dust, scientists say. (more…)

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20May2018

Hawking’s Family Invite Time Travellers To His Memorial Service

He once jokingly suggested people should ‘invent time travel’ if they wanted to address questions or complaints to his ‘younger self. That was typical of the man who felt it was possible. (more…)

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20May2018

Musk-Travel Anywhere On Earth In One Hour

ELON Musk’s wants to use the biggest rocket SpaceX has ever built to ferry humans around the globe, promising passengers the ability to get anywhere on Earth in under an hour. (more…)

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19May2018

11yo Wonderkid Astronomer Building His Own Radio Telescope

There aren't too many 11-year-olds building radio telescopes in their spare time. But Blake Iscaro isn't your average kid.He's got his head in the clouds but feet firmly on the ground. (more…)

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19May2018

The First Person On Mars ‘Should Be A Woman’

Allison McIntyre, who puts prospective space travellers through their paces at Johnson Space Center in Houston, noted that all 12 people who have walked on the Moon were men. (more…)

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19May2018

What Life Could Be Like On Mars In 2070

ELON Musk has successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket, and reckons he can put humans on Mars by 2024 — but what would life be like on the red planet? (more…)

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16May2018

Massive Black Hole Found That Could Devour Our Sun

AUSTRALIAN researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos. Astronomers say it could devour our sun! (more…)

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14May2018

New Space Agency Could Produce 20,000 Australian Jobs

The scientist who will head the country's first dedicated space agency believes Australia's relatively small industry could soon treble in size, producing up to 20,000 new jobs in just over a decade. (more…)

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13May2018

NASA Testing Helicopter Drone With Next Mars Rover

NASA is sending a helicopter to the red planet, but it won't fly there on its own — it will be attached to the belly pan of the space agency's Mars Rover, lifting off in 2020. (more…)

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13May2018

Aliens Search Started By Zuckerberg, Hawking Ramps Up

The Breakthrough Listen initiative, an effort backed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to find signs of alien intelligence, just got way better hearing aids. The search is on! (more…)

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13May2018

Scientists Says We CAN Travel In Time

According to a new study, time travel is—mathematically speaking—possible. A researcher has concluded that space should NOT be divided into three dimensions—where time is separated. (more…)

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13May2018

NASA and Uber Are Getting Serious About Flying Cars

Flying cars may not be unique to science fiction for much longer. Uber Technologies Inc., the company behind the popular car service app, is once again partnering with NASA. (more…)

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13May2018

Check List For Moving To Another Planet

Proxima b, our nearest neighboring exoplanet, is almost 40 trillion kilometres away. Even one of our fastest spaceships— New Horizons—would take hundreds of thousands of years to get there. (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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