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What we know today as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) had its genesis back in November of 1961 when their  first conference was held.

The possibility of time travel have fascinated mankind for ages. We are all familiar with the concept of the time machine, from H.G. Wells to current sci-fi writers.

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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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20Oct2019

Is a Nigerian Astronaut Lost in Space?

The words “Nigerian prince” raise red flags for many readers because they’ve become synonymous with a genre of scam known as a 4-1-9 or “advance fee fraud” scheme. Yet many people are still sucked in by these letters and emails. (more…)

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20Oct2019

Comets Etc. Could be Exporting Earth Life Out Into Space

A new study suggests that comets and asteroids that graze Earth's atmosphere might be responsible for the spread of life throughout the Universe. Pproponents of Panspermia have argued that life is distributed throughout our galaxy by comets, asteroids and space dust.

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20Oct2019

Orionid Meteor Shower 2019 Happening Now!

Thanks to Halley's Comet, it’s the annual peak of the Orionid meteor shower, one of the best times to see shooting stars in 2019. Space dust left in the solar system by Halley's Comet will slam into Earth’s atmosphere in the early hours of Monday morning. (more&helli

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20Oct2019

Scientists Want To Turn Asteroids Into Gas Stations

Scientists planning to start mining the moon as early as 2025 may soon shift their attention to other celestial bodies. Tere are about 1,000 asteroids closer to our planet than the Moon and which contain large amounts of the most precious resource: water. (more…)

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20Oct2019

Moon mining – Can Australia Take Part?

Mining the moon and Mars using autonomous robots is a pathway to prepare the way for future crewed missions, and human habitation. Australia is at the centre of the world’s most advanced mining industry innovation. (more…)

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20Oct2019

The First All-Female Spacewalk is a Success!

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch just wrapped up the first all-female spacewalk in history. Of course, this should have happened earlier this year, but there weren't enough properly-sized spacesuits on board the Space Station. (more…)

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19Oct2019

AstroClipper: Plans For A Two-Stage, Fully Reusable Spaceplane

Even as the first rockets were launched into space decades ago, aerospace knew it was a wasteful process. Rocket stages, motors, and complex equipment crashed into the ocean or burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Watch the video. (more…)

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12Oct2019

Spacesuits Fit Now! Two Women Spacewalk On October 21st

The all-female astronaut walk is back on. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Will Spacewalk on October 21st.  In March NASA was forced to cancel the first all-female spacewalk because they didn’t have the right spacesuits available. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Boeing To Invest $20 Million In Virgin Galactic Space

An aerospace titan is putting some money into one of the leading lights of the nascent space tourism industry. Boeing will invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, which plans to begin flying paying customers to suborbital space and back in the near future. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Saturn Now Boasts Solar System’s Most Known Moons: 82

A team led by Carnegie astronomer Scott Sheppard has discovered 20 new moons orbiting Saturn, yep we said twenty, pushing the ringed planet’s total to a record 82 – three more than Jupiter’s currently known 79. (more…)

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11Oct2019

First Meat Grown In Space Lab 248 Miles From Earth

Lab-grown meat has been successfully cultured in space for the first time. The Israeli food technology startup Aleph Farms grew the meat on the International Space Station, 248 miles (399 km) away from any natural resources. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Virgin Galactic Is Close To Flying Tourists, But It’ll Cost $250,000.

When Lori Fraleigh unwrapped the present her husband had given her for her 38th birthday, she found a curious surprise: a model of a spaceship. It was cool, sure, but a toy would be better suited for her young children, then 5 and 1, not her. (more…)

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06Oct2019

NASA Scientist Says World Isn’t Ready For Life On Mars Discovery

A top scientist at NASA says the agency will soon disclose something “revolutionary” about alien life forms. Director Dr Jim Green boasted the agency was close to “making some announcements” about finding life on Mars — but that we’re not ready for it.

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06Oct2019

Space Medicine Isn’t Just For Astronauts. It’s For All Of Us

Auñón-Chancellor, 43, has been a NASA flight surgeon for 13 years, but she's also an electrical engineer, an aquanaut and a practicing physician specializing in both internal and aerospace medicine.

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06Oct2019

How to Go to the Bathroom/Washing and Shaving in Space

Former shuttle astronaut Mike Massimino will never forget the time he had to practice toilet training before heading to space first time. He found himself in a mockup of the space shuttle pretending to use a toilet with a camera inside the bowl. (more…)

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06Oct2019

Let’s Think About Using Hot Air Balloons to Get to Space

The second space race is in full effect. And while well-heeled organizations like SpaceX and Blue Origin often hog the headlines, there are a number of smaller companies looking to make headway in niche areas of the space economy.

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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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