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Most of my childhood was spent in the seventies. Technology was still very new at best and I was just beginning to wonder about the heavens. What’s it like?

  Today, we’re going to explore the Moon. Its hostile environment, its creation, and our exploration of it in the last few decades.

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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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26May2019

What Happened Before The Big Bang?

The Big Bang is commonly thought of as the start of it all: About 13.8 billion years ago, the observable universe went boom and expanded into being. But what were things like before the Big Bang?

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26May2019

NASA Invites Public To Send Your Name To Mars

Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, the US space agency has invited public to submit their names to fly abroad the next rover to Red Planet in 2020. (more…)

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26May2019

Space X Launch 60 Satellites – Free Broadband

The SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system. A Falcon-9 rocket has launched from Cape Canaveral packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users high-speed connections to the internet. (more…)

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25May2019

A Close Encounter Coming With The Taurid Meteor Swarm

In November 2032, Earth will pass through the Taurid Swarm, a cloud of debris from Comet 2P/Encke that makes brilliant fireballs when its gravelly particles occasionally hit Earth's atmosphere. (more…)

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24May2019

Dashcam Videos Capture “Fireball” Flying Across Australian Skies

A meteor that soared across the Australian sky on Tuesday night was the size of a "small car" when it hit the Earth's atmosphere, according to an expert from NASA.

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21May2019

Why You Can’t See Extrasolar Planets With Your Telescope

The most powerful telescopes in the world are unable to see most of the planets orbiting other stars. One rare exception to this required the European Southern Observatory’s 8.2 meter Yepun Very Large Telescope. (more…)

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19May2019

Plan To Build The Fastest Aircraft In The World

A new aerospace company has entered the race to provide supersonic commercial air travel. US-based company, Hermeus announced plans to develop an aircraft that will travel at speeds of up to Mach 5.

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19May2019

Supercomputer Will Run World’s Largest Radio Telescope

When complete, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope array in the entire world. The result of decades of work involving 40 institutions in 11 countries. (more…)

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19May2019

The Moon Is Shrinking And Getting Wrinkles

The Moon is not only shrinking as it ages, it’s also getting wrinkles, decades-long observations released this week have revealed. Over the past several hundred million years the Moon has changed!

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19May2019

SpaceX Is Building a ‘Starship’ Rocket Prototype in Florida

SpaceX hopes a little friendly competition will improve the design of its Mars spaceship. The company has already built a scaled-down prototype of that 100-passenger "Starship" craft at its South Texas facility.

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12May2019

Astronomy Makes For A Rewarding Hobby During Retirement

Astronomy is known to be the oldest form of space science, so it's only natural that it has become a hobby that individuals enjoy taking part in all across the world. (more…)

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11May2019

The 88 Constellations and Their Brightest Stars

Overview In contemporary astrology, there are 88 constellations that are recognized by the International Astronomical Union. 42 depict animals, 29 depict inanimate objects and 17 depict humans or mythological characters. (more…)

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11May2019

Jeff Bezos Reveal Blue Origin’s Plan For Colonizing Space

Billionaire Jeff Bezos made a rare public appearance in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to make a startling pitch: It’s time for humans to start colonizing the moon—and soon. (more…)

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11May2019

Early Galaxies Shone Brighter And Hotter Than Expected

Our universe’s first galaxies shone hotter and brighter than scientists thought, according to a group of astronomers who tapped a whopping 400 hours of observing time on NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. (more…)

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09May2019

How To Engage Young Learners In The Science Of Astronomy

When you want to be able to engage the next generation in the sciences, you need to find new ways to connect with them. In today’s world there is plenty of instant entertainment available. (more…)

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08May2019

What Can We Learn from Heliophysics?

The sun is one of the constants in our universe. It rises in the east, sets in the west and makes its cycle every day without fail. Even on cloudy days, the sun is still there.

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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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