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Astronomers have known for years that something’s pulling our Milky Way and tens of thousands of other galaxies toward it at breakneck speed.

Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields ever seen.

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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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18Nov2018

FCC Gives SpaceX Green Light For 7,518 New Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is cultivating a larger presence in space. The private space company has just won permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy 7,518 satellites into low-Earth orbit.

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15Nov2018

Megawatt Earth Lasers Could Attract Alien Astronomers

A new study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggests that if a 1- to 2-megawatt (MW) laser were focused through a 30- to 45-m telescope and aimed out into space it could reach ET. (more…)

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15Nov2018

Quotes From The Astronomer Of The People – Carl Sagan

Often referred to as the “astronomer of the people,” Carl Sagan was one of the most popular scientists in American culture for decades. Friday marked what would have been Sagan’s 84 birthday.

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15Nov2018

The Birds & Bees Reacted To The 2017 Great American Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, over half of the population of United States took at least a few minutes out of their busy schedules to glimpse the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental U.S. in nearly 40 years. (more…)

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15Nov2018

The Small Magellanic Cloud Is Running Out of Gas — Fast

A snapshot of the dwarf galaxy in unprecedented detail is clueing astronomers in to how small galaxies lose mass, and what it means for their future. (more…)

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15Nov2018

Astronomers Find Two Rogue Planets That Don’t Orbit A Star

Astronomers  have identified two “rogue planets” in our galaxy that do not orbit around a star. Unlike the vast majority of discovered planets, these rogue planets drift through space alone with no sun to shine on them. (more…)

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13Nov2018

Leonid Meteor Shower Set To Sparkle Our Skies

Are you ready for a good, predictable meteor shower? Then break out your favourite sky-watching gear because the 2018 Leonid meteor shower is already sparkling the skies with 'shooting stars' already appearing...and the odd fireball! (more…)

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11Nov2018

Starman And Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars

SpaceX's Starman and red Tesla Roadster have travelled beyond Mars. SpaceX shared a diagram of the car once driven by their boss and CEO Elon Musk indicating it has now reached beyond the Red Planet.

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11Nov2018

Summer Is Coming, Sayeth Orion The Hunter

Though we are just a few weeks from Summer, Orion the Hunter is growing ever more prominent in the night sky.  The night sky’s most conspicuous harbinger of Summer now rises in the east late evening.

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11Nov2018

Did An Alien Light Sail Visit The Solar System?

It sounds like a tabloid headline, but this could be real. Mainstream researchers from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics have made the case that interstellar asteroid 'Oumuamua could in fact be an alien light sail.

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11Nov2018

Rocket Launches Touted For Queensland

Fancy seeing rocket launch pads in Queensland? It could be a reality as the State Government sets its sights to the stars to become a leader in Australia's space race. We've heard it before but this may work out. (more…)

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11Nov2018

Astronomers Stumble On One Of The Most Ancient Stars In Universe

A tiny star located about 1,590 light-years from Earth could be as old as 13.53 billion years, making it one of the most ancient stars ever discovered. And wjen astropnomers ay old they really mean old!!! (more…)

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11Nov2018

Stephen Hawking’s Final Book Suggests Time Travel Possible

“If one made a research grant application to work on time travel it would be dismissed immediately,” writes the physicist Stephen Hawking in his posthumous book Brief Answers to the Big Questions. (more…)

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05Nov2018

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes The Torch

After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and stopped.

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05Nov2018

Closest View Of Material Orbiting Close To A Black Hole

ESO’s exquisitely sensitive GRAVITY instrument has added further evidence to the long-standing assumption that a supermassive black hole lurks in the centre of the Milky Way and has always been there.

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05Nov2018

Virgin Orbit Debuts “Launcher One”, A Rocket Carried By Airplane

 The commercial space sector is about to get a little more crowded. SpaceX and Blue Origin have created headlines with their ongoing development of reusable launch vehicles. It's time to mnake a move. (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

    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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