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If the sun disappeared, we’d have no idea it had gone for 8.5 minutes. We’d still see it as an eerie sight, lingering, like a ghost  in the sky above

“Twinkle, twinkle little star – how I wonder what you are.” The words to that popular tune were written by Jane Taylor in 1806 and I bet there isn’t a

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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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20Apr2018

Green Laser Pointer Plus FREE Space DVD Offer

WOW...What an offer! If you've ever wanted one of these but didn't want to pay an exorbitant price your luck has changed - I have personally been evaluating these over the last 4 weeks and more than happy with the results. (more…)

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19Apr2018

ASA’s New Planet-Hunter, TESS Launched

With the help of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, TESS launched  this morning from Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft was scheduled to be sent into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 48 minutes after launch. (more…)

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18Apr2018

Northern Lights Tour 2019 – Do You Want To Go?

Recently on Facebook a suggestion was made that a visit to see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) would be on a lot of people’s bucket lists – well, it certainly was on mine! (more…)

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18Apr2018

The Future of Space Travel

Ventures into the stars have been ongoing for decades, with the first man on the moon and the introduction of satellites orbiting our Earth well over 50 years ago. Its gone quickly! (more…)

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17Apr2018

The Trouvelot Astronomical Drawings

In the 1800s astronomers weren’t blessed with the incredible equipment that we have today. Neither did they have the internet as an immense research library to learn from. (more…)

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16Apr2018

Women In Space – A Graphic Overview

It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in various sectors from engineering to banking, but what about when it comes to space exploration?Well ii certainly could have been better. (more…)

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15Apr2018

No Nibiru -The World Will Not End On April 23

Here we go again: Fresh reports claim that the end of the world is nigh. Most thought we were all a little burned out by the 2012 end-of-Maya-calendar debacle of 2012. (more…)

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15Apr2018

NASA Shoots Human Sperm Into Space

Space agencies and companies have sent many a strange object into space: pizza, lego mini figures and even a convertible. All have made their way into the seemingly endless void just beyond our planet. (more…)

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15Apr2018

Most Distant Star In History Discovered 9 Billion Light Years Away

The most distant star ever to be discovered was recently located by astronomers using the Hubble telescope, with the research taking place at the University of Minnesota. (more…)

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15Apr2018

‘Lost in Space’ Cast Members Reflections

With Netflix's new reboot of the classic sci-fi series "Lost in Space," it's a good time to revisit, in archived interviews, cast members of the original 1965-68 show. (more…)

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14Apr2018

Did Buzz And Neill Really See A UFO On Way To Moon?

THE internet is abuzz with the question of whether legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin ever spotted an alien spacecraft. It's an old faithful conspiracy theory re-birthed this week. (more…)

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14Apr2018

Outback Radio Telescope Listens In On Interstellar Visitor

A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year. It caused a great deal of speculation! (more…)

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14Apr2018

NASA Announces Big New Search For Alien Planets

Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has arrived at the Cape ahead of launch. Experts will send the ship hurtling through space in the hunt for exoplanets over a period of at least two years. (more…)

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09Apr2018

Space Hotel Open By 2022 – For A Cost Of $800,000 A Night

Looking for a getaway that offers unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets? Specifically, 384 of them in 12 days? Try outer space. Houston-based Orion Span hopes to launch the “first luxury hotel in space." (more…)

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08Apr2018

Elon Musk’s Chilling ArtificiaI Intelligence Warning

TESLA and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has issued a new warning about the risk of researching artificial intelligence across the world. Interestingly Stephen Hawking gave the same warning years ago as well. (more…)

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08Apr2018

Global Astronomy Month Celebrates The Moon

The Moon – the theme for this year’s edition of Global Astronomy Month (GAM) throughout April – outshines every other celestial object in its ability to inspire. (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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