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A light-year is how astronomers measure distance in space. It’s defined by how far a single beam of light travels in one year. Get ready for a surprise.

Have you ever wondered, why we don’t feel earth’s rotation? I mean, we’re all on this rock spinning, right? So why aren’t we all feeling giddy!

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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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24Sep2018

Astronomy Calendars 2019 – Order Now!

Amazing Images Of The Night Sky The Most Beautiful Calendars Ever Offered To The Australian Public! But hurry, we have very limited supply! (more…)

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23Sep2018

Review: First Man Soon For World-Wide Cinematic Release

  With the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings approaching, it seems inevitable that Hollywood would pay tribute to one of the most ambitious journeys ever taken by humanity.

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23Sep2018

Japan Makes History – Lands Rovers Onto Asteroid Surface

A PAIR of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan’s space agency has announced, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

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23Sep2018

Russian Fury – Putin Could Abandon Lunar Station Project With US

Just when things seemed positive.  RUSSIA may ditch plans to work with the United States to build a moon-orbiting space station and instead pursue the project alone, a top Russian official has warned.

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23Sep2018

Astronomers Have Discovered A Fictional Planet From Star Trek

In 1991, the Creator of Star Trek gene Roddenberry jokingly said that the planet Vulcan is supposed to be the star 40 Eridani A. Recently, a group of astronomers from the United States confirmed that his words were true.

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23Sep2018

Astronomers Discovered A Massive Explosion In Space

Scientists cannot explain the origin of a mysterious object in deep space. Two telescopes installed in Hawaii, found unnaturally bright explosion in the sky.We've seen them before but this one tales the cake!

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23Sep2018

How Earth And The Universe Will Be Destroyed

The future of the universe looks bleak, but before it dies it will consume everything within it - including Earth and all life. Geraint Lewis, an at the University of Sydney, gave a timeline of how Earth, life and the universe will end. (more…)

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17Sep2018

Mystery Surrounds Closure Of New Mexico Solar Observatory

A New Mexico observatory aimed at unlocking the sun’s secrets has been shut indefinitely by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation over an undisclosed security issue, leaving it at the center of its own mystery.

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17Sep2018

Tracking Earth’s Ice with Unparalleled Detail

ICESat-2 is NASA's most technologically advanced ice-monitoring spacecraft to date. Capable of measuring changes in ice thickness, forest growth and cloud height down to 0.4 mm every year, the thickness of a pencil. (more…)

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16Sep2018

Astronomy Students Not Learning The Basics

Are stars bigger than planets and galaxies bigger than solar systems? A study published recently shows that both astronomy students and future teachers struggle with these seemingly basic questions. (more…)

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16Sep2018

NASA Plans To Build A Moon-Orbiting Space Station

You've probably heard about the moon-orbiting space station that NASA plans to start building in the next half-decade. US Astronauts could fly to moon-orbiting station by 2024, Pence is saying. (more…)

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16Sep2018

Adelaide Students Get Live Interview With NASA Astronaut

What's it like to live in space? How do astronauts handle illness? What do they eat? Everyone wonders about that and wish they could go straight to the source for answers. Well now they can! (more…)

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16Sep2018

Musk To Send Mystery ‘Passenger’ On Trip Around Moon

BILLIONAIRE Elon Musk plans to launch a “private passenger” on a space trip around the Moon. The mission will be operated by Musk’s SpaceX rocket company, but there’s no telling who will actually be on board. (more…)

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09Sep2018

Japanese Space-Elevator Experiment Launching Next Week

The push for a space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an experiment to the Space Station next week. (more…)

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09Sep2018

Brazil’s Biggest Meteorite Survives Museum-Destroying Fire

After a catastrophic fire blazed through the National Museum of Brazil destroying many of the institution's 20 million artifacts, the museum's meteorites were some of the few relics left standing. (more…)

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09Sep2018

Jupiter Has An Extra Magnetic Pole!

 When NASA's Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter in 2016, planetary scientists were eager to learn more about the giant planet's magnetic field. Juno flew 4000 km over both of Jupiter's poles, for measurements at point-blank range. (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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