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Beginners in amateur astronomy are faced with a number of different challenges. One of the most daunting is the choice of a telescope.

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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12Aug2018

NASA Solar Probe Will Touch The Sun

In untold ways, humanity remains as clueless about our own star as it was a generation ago.  But that should change soon after the successful August 2018 launch of NASA ’s Solar Probe Plus (SPP). (more…)

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12Aug2018

Amazing Sight!!! Delta Rocket Launch Seen In Australian Skies

Reports started coming into our office from 6.30pm tonight  of a mysterious 'cloud' in the night sky in the west. Speculation went wild...it looked like one of the Magellanic clouds, but it wasn't. The answer seemed too unreal to accept.

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12Aug2018

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 seen hints in signals from the most distant points of the universe that suggest something awesome! (more…)

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12Aug2018

Australian Study Reveals What’s Going On Inside Jupiter’s Storms

HOW Jupiter gets its stripes has been one of astronomy’s most enticing mysteries. They are straight. They are clearly defined. They have different colours. Now, qwe may have the chance to explain it all.

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12Aug2018

Why Eta Carinae Erupted Dramatically170 Years Ago

Eta Carinae, a double star system located 7,500 light years away in the constellation Carina, has a combined luminosity of more than 5 million Suns – making it one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way galaxy. (more…)

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10Aug2018

President Trump’s ‘Space Force’ Prepares For Launch

Donald Trump’s call for a “Space Force” sounds like something out of this world, but it’s set to come one step closer to reality when the Pentagon delivers to Congress plans to strengthen the Defence Department’s space efforts.

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08Aug2018

Does NASA Search For New Planets and How Do They Find Them?

How does NASA search for new planets, and how do they find them? Sometimes we take for granted all the things we know about our solar system.In this article we will try and answer some perplexing problems.

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05Aug2018

Huge Meteor Streaking Across The Sky Over NSW, Victoria

Hundreds of people across New South Wales and Victoria have reported seeing a large meteor streak across the sky. People from the NSW north coast and south to Gippsland in Victoria saw the flash of light. (more…)

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05Aug2018

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Memorabilia To Go Up For Sale

More than 2,000 space-related artefacts and mementos collected by Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, are to be sold at a series of auctions beginning in November. (more…)

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05Aug2018

Terraforming Mars: Elon Musk’s Dream Proven Impossible.

JEFF Bezos. NASA. Especially Elon Musk. All are dreaming of transforming Mars from a red dust bowl into a blue-green heaven. All are spending up big in the hope of eventually making it so. Problem is, it’s probably impossible. (more…)

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05Aug2018

This Week’s Sky Gems – Mars and Saturn

In August 2018 the planets Mars and Saturn are, one after the other, in opposition to Earth. During this event the planets are relatively close to Earth, allowing astronomers to observe them in greater detail. (more…)

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05Aug2018

Canada’s Radio Telescope Picks Up Strange New Signal

Canada’s new radio telescope has picked up a mysterious signal from deep space with a frequency so low, it’s never been detected before. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) detected the 'fast radio burst' July 25.

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02Aug2018

America’s First Woman Astronomer

On this day in 1818, Maria Mitchell was born. She would become America’s first woman astronomer. Science historian Sally Gregory Kohlstedt describes Mitchell as “well known among her contemporaries as the first woman to win an international medal, (more…)

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02Aug2018

World-First Space Hotel To Cost More Than $1 Million A Night

Finding something truly unique in the hotel industry seems to be getting more and more challenging. The only thing left to do may be to look up into the sky and hope that something is out there. (more…)

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29Jul2018

Brilliant Mars Close Encounter This Week!

Look to the south or southeast sky after dark during the next week or so and you will see the brightly beaming, rust-colored planet Mars. It looks like a small jewel hanging about 30 to 35 degrees above the horizon.

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29Jul2018

A Dead Star Is Eating Its Own Planets

Astronomers have found a star that’s eating its own planets. That might sound weird, but trust me, this gets a lot weirder. The star was found in the massive database of observations taken by the European Space Agency’s Gaia telescope (more…)

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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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