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The Universe is enormous with 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone. And there are more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable Universe!.

ASfter all this time the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has a powerful new tool at its disposal, Australian scientists report.



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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Nice Conjunction Of Venus and Jupiter On 22 January 2019

Venus and Jupiter will share the same right ascension, with Venus passing 2°26' to the north of Jupiter. At around the same time, the two objects will also make a close approach, technically called an appulse (more…)

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Scientists Believe They have Just Discovered A Parallel Universe

Scientists believe they may have caught a glimpse of a parallel universe bumping up against ours. They've found hints in signals from the most distant points of the universe and seen what was once believe impossible!. (more…)

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Elon Musk Shares Photo of SpaceX’s First Starship

The recent news suggest that SpaceX’s Starship is much closer to its final stages now . Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk shared a photo of the rocket  ina tweet, and it appears to be like something straight out of a science-fiction film. (more…)

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Scientists Close To First Sighting Of Milky Way Black Hole

Astronomers attempting to capture the first images of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way have given early hints that the ambitious project has been successful.

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Astronomers Detect 13 More Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space

Astrophysicists from the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) Collaboration spotted 13 new fast radio bursts (FRB) — powerful radio flashes arriving from far outside the Milky Way.

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Step Inside a Black Hole With Virtual Reality

Technology is taking us to the final frontier in a way most of us probably didn't expect. For the things we can't reach and can't be captured on camera, we have to find new and creative ways to explore the deeper reaches of space. (more…)

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China Lunar Rover Successfully Touches Down On Moon Farside

In an historic first, China has successfully landed a rover on the far side of the moon, China announced a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space power. (more…)

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Restoring The Great Melbourne Telescope

The goal of the Great Melbourne Telescope project is to restore the telescope to working order for educational and public viewing. It was one of the largest telescopes in the world in the 19th century, and the largest in the southern hemisphere. (more…)

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Historic First Images From Mysterious Ultima Thule

Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission have released the first detailed images of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored. Make no mistake, this is an exciting time in space exploration!

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Saturn is Losing its Rings Much Faster Than Expected

If you were to pick Saturn out of a lineup you'd probably recognize it by its iconic rings. They're the biggest, brightest rings in our solar system. Extending over 280,000 km from the planet; wide enough to fit 6 Earths in a row.

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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. This is the untold story of what went wrong and what we weren’t told. (more…)

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Most Incredible Pictures Yet Of The Martian Surface

NASA's Curiosity rover has been travelling to the lower part of Mount Sharp on Marian surface, and the rover just shared some colour images that provide us extraordinary sights of the bizarre rock formations on the Red Planet.

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There’s Something Weird About New Horizons’ Next Target

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is probably best known for the high resolution photos of Pluto that it took back in 2015. But on January 1, New Horizons will fly past an object even more distant than Pluto called Ultima Thule. (more…)

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Discover The Fascinating World of Astronomy For Your Child

 Are your kids curious about space and science? If they are, then as a parent, you need to participate actively in helping them learn astronomy. Here is a guide through some ways of teaching kids about the solar system. (more…)

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2018 Xmas Telescope Raffle Winner Drawn

The raffle draw for the Dobsonian telescope package was made on Monday afternoon December 15. The first name drawn out from the many hundreds of entries was Victorian resident, Margot Brulotte. (more…)

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Quantum Computers And Black Holes

The geometry of spacetime around a black hole behaves like a quantum computer, and it can encode photons with quantum messages, according to a new paper in the journal Annals of Physics. (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


    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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    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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