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Have you ever wondered, why we don’t feel earth’s rotation? I mean, we’re all on this rock spinning, right? So why aren’t we all feeling giddy!

It’s a question we rarely give much thought; it just does. However, do not sweat, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon.

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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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16Jul2019

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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15Jul2019

How Moon Landing Was Achieved Via Carnarvon Tracking Station

It is a piece of Australian history never heard — how a TV repair man, a waitress and a young Croatian migrant helped the US win the space race and put man on the Moon. (more…)

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14Jul2019

7 Great Spin-Of Inventions From The Space Program

It’s been nearly 50 years since NASA put a man on the moon but many of the technologies invented for the groundbreaking Apollo space program are still used in our lives on Earth today. (more…)

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14Jul2019

There’s Something Wrong With Our Universe’s Expansion Rate

There is something wrong with our universe. Or, more specifically, it is outpacing all expectations for its present rate of expansion. Something is amiss in astronomers' efforts to measure the past and predict the present. (more…)

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14Jul2019

Amateur Astronomers Play A Part In Efforts To Keep Space Safe

Heavy traffic is commonplace on Earth but now congestion is becoming an increasing problem in space. With over 22,000 artificial satellites in orbit it is essential to keep track of their positions in order to avoid unexpected collisions. (more…)

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14Jul2019

Billionaires Are Dead Serious About Moving Factories to Space

It sounds like science fiction, but the idea of moving heavy industries off Earth seems far less far-fetched ever before. Collecting resources from other planets or asteroids instead of using up what little we have left on Earth.

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14Jul2019

Apollo facts: 11 Things You Don’t Know About The Moon Mission

As the Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary nears on July 20, even the most avid space fans might think they know all there is to know about the historic first moon landing. Think again. (more…)

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11Jul2019

Apollo 11 – The Untold Story 50 Things You Never Knew

Fifty years ago this week a mighty Saturn-5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral with the force of one hundred locomotive trains propelling two men into history! They became the first human beings to ever set foot on another world.

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07Jul2019

Why Lunar Gateway Will Be a Lot Smaller Than the ISS

Part of the plan to get astronauts back to the moon by 2024 is an orbital base of operations that will circle the lunar surface. Dubbed the Lunar Gateway, this space station will provide the tools to make this lunar habitation possible. (more…)

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07Jul2019

July Offers Brilliant Views Of Jupiter and Saturn To The Evening Sky

Months have passed since the local observatories had the opportunity to provide detailed images of some of our planetary companions. When weather conditions have allowed, the Moon has been a good substitute.

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05Jul2019

NASA Opens Moon Rock Samples Sealed Since Apollo Missions

Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center in Houston is treasure few have seen and fewer have touched. The restricted lab is home to hundreds of pounds of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts close to a half-century ago. (more…)

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04Jul2019

NASA’s ‘Lost’ Apollo 11 Moon Landing Tapes Could Fetch $2 Million

Get your credit card handy. NASA’s original ‘lost’ video footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing is heading for auction at Sotheby’s later this month, where it could sell for up to $2 million. Yes, we said 'millions.'

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04Jul2019

Moon Landing Tapes Got Erased, NASA Admits

The original recordings of the first humans landing on the moon 40 years ago were erased and re-used, but newly restored copies of the original broadcast look even better, NASA officials said on Thursday.

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04Jul2019

Would Your Mobile Phone Power Get You To The Moon?

Many people who are old enough to have experienced the first moon landing will vividly remember what it was like watching Neil Armstrong utter his famous quote: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” (more…)

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30Jun2019

Top 5 Astronomy Events You Won’t Want To Miss In July

As the calendar turns, stargazers are gearing up for a month of astronomical events, ranging from a total solar eclipse to dueling meteor showers. Here are five astronomy events to mark on your calendar throughout July.

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30Jun2019

Ice Volcano On Ceres Asteroid’Like Nothing Humanity Has Seen’

A lonely ice volcano on the largest known asteroid in our Solar System, known as Ceres, is is "like nothing that humanity has ever seen before", according to NASA. It flies in the face of everything we know!

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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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