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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!

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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19Jun2019

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. On this the 50th anniversary we present the untold story of what went wrong and what we weren’t told. (more…)

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16Jun2019

Stephen Hawking Was Right About Black Holes ‘Evaporating,’

In 1974, Stephen Hawking made one of his most famous predictions: that black holes eventually evaporate entirely. According to Hawking's theory, black holes are not perfectly "black" but instead actually emit particles. (more…)

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16Jun2019

Potential Superflare Could Cause Technology Blackout On Earth

The sun could wipe out humanity within the next 100 years when it unleashes a huge “superflare”. The storm of deadly radiation threatens to take out all technology on Earth, potentially causing trillions in damage and sending the planet into chaos. (more…)

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15Jun2019

Massive Metal ‘Anomaly’ Detected Beneath Moon’s Surface

Scientists say they’ve detected a huge metal mass “firmly embedded” beneath a crater on the moon, possibly the remnants of a massive asteroid strike billions of years ago. (more…)

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15Jun2019

NASA Says First Person On Mars May Be A Woman

In what is sure to be one giant leap for humankind, the head of NASA has announced that the first astronaut to set foot on Mars is “likely to be” female. As CNN reports, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in public recently. (more…)

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15Jun2019

How to Get Your Child Interested in Astronomy?

If your child gets excited when looking at the night sky and declares his ambition to become a space traveler when he grows up, then it is probably a high time to support this enthusiasm. In this unique article Nicole Cowart explains how.

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12Jun2019

NASA ‘Snoopy’ Lunar Module Likely Found After 50 Years Missing

NASA’s  trip to the Moon’s surface in July 1969 was preceded by a lot of preparatory missions — including Apollo 10, which involved a mock mission with everything but the actual landing. A dry run in other words for security. (more…)

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09Jun2019

Trump Attacks Nasa And Claims The Moon Is ‘A Part’ of Mars

Astronomy buffs were in for a surprise on Friday, when Donald Trump announced that the moon is part of Mars and Nasa should focus on ‘Mars (of which the Moon is a part)’ over going to the moon, a reversal of previous remarks. (more…)

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09Jun2019

New Telescope To Investigate Mysterious Light Flashes On Moon

For centuries people have noticed odd flashes and other inexplicable lights on the surface of the moon. Possible explanations range from meteors to moonquakes to UFOs, but they have yet to be proven aand maybe soon will. (more…)

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09Jun2019

Startup Wins NASA Deal To Launch Rockets From Australia

NASA will work with Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) to launch rockets into space from the startup's Arnhem Space Centre in 2020. "It's a first for NASA and a first for Australia," said ELA chief executive Carley Scott. 

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09Jun2019

NASA’s Curiosity Finds Evidence Of Ancient Martian Lake

In their eternal quest to follow the water NASA’s Curiosity rover is providing critical insights into what Mars may have been like long ago, and one of its latest discoveries helps support the idea that the Red Planet was one very blue.

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09Jun2019

Bizarre Celestial Object Is One Of The Rarest In Galaxy

The cosmos is full of strange things, like planets made of diamond, mysterious radio bursts and quasars that shine with the light of 600 trillion Suns. Now astronomers have spotted a bizarre star that may prove to be one of the rarest objects ever. (more…)

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09Jun2019

You Can Buy a Ticket to the Space Station Soon!

Becoming a NASA astronaut is far harder than getting into Harvard, but soon, ordinary people — at least rich ones with tens of millions of dollars to blow on a big vacation — will be able to buy a rocket ride into orbit. (more…)

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09Jun2019

Moon Landing Coins Launched In Australia

It's been almost 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon and domed-shaped coins are being released in Australia to mark the giant leap for mankind. The Royal Australian Mint announced the three-coin collectable series on Wednesday. (more…)

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05Jun2019

A Guide To Creating Your Own Home Observatory

Are you an amateur astronomer who loves studying celestial objects with a telescope at home? Creating your own observatory increases the stargazing experience tenfold. Home observatories make astronomy easy. Here Sally explains how:

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03Jun2019

Are Zodiac Signs Real? Here’s the History Behind Horoscopes

Long before we embarked on the journey that we know today as celestial navigation, people have been reading their fate into most, if not all, everyday things. In this article our correspondent Ben unravels the mystery for us. (more…)

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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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