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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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08Dec2019

Raining Diamonds on Saturn, and Other Weird Space Weather

System-wide weather exists in the form of solar storms; waves of electromagnetic particles blast off from the sun’s surface as solar flares and coronal mass ejections creating amazing planetary effects. (more…)

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07Dec2019

For Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos – Their Gift Is Space!

Billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are casting the fortunes they've spent on building new rockets to help humankind escape our home planet as a far greater legacy than funding more terrestrial good deeds. (more…)

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07Dec2019

How a Meteorite Hit Alabama Woman 65 Years Ago

Sixty-five years ago, a few days after Thanksgiving, Ann Hodges was snuggled up on the sofa in her Alabama home when a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite crashed through the ceiling and struck the left side of her body. (more…)

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07Dec2019

3 December Events Stargazers Won’t Want To Miss

December will bring not only the official start to Summer in Australia, but also the longest days of the year. And to delight of stargazers worldwide. Here are the top astronomy events to mark on your calendar. (more…)

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07Dec2019

Cancer Seems to Have Trouble Spreading in Microgravity

There are a number of health risks that come with going to space. Aside from the increased exposure to solar radiation and cosmic rays, there are the notable effects that microgravity can have on human physiology. (more…)

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07Dec2019

Soviet Moon Dust To Be Auctioned In Melbourne

Moon dust collected by the Soviet Union in 1970 could become one of the most expensive substances ever to be sold by weight, with Melbourne auctioneers hoping it will net more than $500,000 under the hammer this month. (more…)

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06Dec2019

Why Do People Still Believe In Psychic Powers But Doubt Astronomical Evidence?

The esteemed French writer Voltaire once said, “Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy - the mad daughter of a wise mother.  (more…)

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30Nov2019

Shoot For The Stars – Unique Stargazer Gifts

It is Christmas comes around the corner and you are racking your brains for gifts for space-lovers. Put those socks down, we have got you covered! Give the gift of motivation - check out these inspiring ideas!

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30Nov2019

Should We Send Bacteria To Mars Before Humans?

Could humanity's future on Mars be built on a foundation of … bacteria? Before we send humans to the Red Planet, it might be a good idea to send bacteria first. Its all about something we've been doing for centuries. (more…)

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30Nov2019

What If The Moon Disappeared Tomorrow?

The closest object to our planet, the Moon, may seem like Earth’s little sibling. Since its birth, the satellite has mostly just hung around, playing gravitational tug-of-war. But what would happen if the Moon vanished tomorrow? (more…)

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30Nov2019

NASA Just Unveiled Its Brand New Spacesuits For Artemis Missions

Although humans might seem adaptable on Earth, outside of our perfect temperature-, gravity-, and radiation-controlled planet, we're pretty fragile. Squishy even. (more…)

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30Nov2019

Three Supermassive Black Holes Found Lurking In One Galaxy!

Catching two supermassive black holes sharing close quarters isn’t that unusual. But spotting three jockeying for position is quite bizarre. In fact, astronomers rarely witness such a triplet. (more…)

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26Nov2019

Is THIS The Most Famous Moon Landing Photo Find In History?

Anyone with a little knowledge of the Apollo missions, or those who have seen the movie The Dish know that Australia has bragging rights over the original moon-landing footage BUT...could this be one of the greatest finds in history? (more…)

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26Nov2019

First Full Map Of Weird Surface Features Of Titan

Slowly but surely, the surface of Saturn’s strange moon Titan is being revealed. Researchers have made the first map of the geology of Titan’s entire surface, and it will eventually help us figure out what the climate is like there. (more…)

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25Nov2019

What Is Celestial Navigation?

We've been dreaming of the stars for longer than we can remember, staring up at the twinkling lights that fill the night sky and wondering what they are. We've even written songs about them. (more…)

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23Nov2019

Astronauts Experienced Reverse Blood Flow And Clots On ISS

A study of 11 healthy astronauts onboard the International Space Station for six-month missions has revealed a new risk of long-term spaceflight,alarming changes in the bodies of astronauts aboard the ISS.

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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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