Here's a selection of Astronomy/Space related stories you may find interesting. This newsletter is emailed weekly to requesting subscribers in more than 30 countries. Anyone can subscribe by completing the opt in form just over there on the right. See it, do it now! David Reneke is one of Australia's most well known and respected astronomers and lecturers with links to some of the world's leading astronomical institutions. David is the editor for Australia's Astro-Space News Magazine and a writer/publicist for Australasian Science magazine. MEDIA: Enquiries for interviews or information to davereneke@gmail.com Ph: 0400 636 363

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What we know today as the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) had its genesis back in November of 1961 when their  first conference was held.

  The next time you get burnt red from being outside too long spare a thought for how powerful that ball of energy is that dominates the daytime sky.

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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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18Oct2018

Space and Astronomy Stickers

Three sets of full gloss colour stickers, each 50mm diameter, Great for school projects, gifts and generally to get a collection of great pics! Each page is A4 (29 x 21cm, 10 x 8 inches). (more…)

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18Oct2018

What Will This Monster Galaxy Teach Us About Our Own?

When talking  about timelines in space, they're things forming and falling apart over millions or billions of years. Our Sun is nearly five billion years old and will probably last for another five billion before it starts to fade. (more…)

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16Oct2018

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week!

Be sure to be outdoors before dawn leading up to the universal date of October 21 to enjoy one of the year’s most reliable meteor showers. Hey its a nice sight, it suits the whole family and best of all its FREE! (more…)

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14Oct2018

‘First Man’ Reaches ForThe Moon – And Succeeds!

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award winning smash, La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling combine for First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon.

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14Oct2018

Neil Armstrong And The America That Could Have Been

According to a Gallup Poll from 1999, only 50 percent of those surveyed could even name Neil Armstrong as the first man to land on the moon. How might the moon walker fare 19 years later?

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14Oct2018

Soyuz Rocket Failure: What Went Wrong?

After a successful emergency abort, two men are safe, but what about the vehicle that failed them? Two astronauts made an emergency landing last week after a Russian Soyuz rocket failed while launching them to theSpace Station.

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14Oct2018

Richard Branson Says We Will Be In Space “Within Weeks”

Sir Richard Branson just boldly claimed that his company's spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo, is ready to fly. According to Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo will be in space in a matter of weeks.

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14Oct2018

So…What’s A Moon-Moon?

Astronomers think it’s possible that moons can have their own mini-moon – but the scientific suggestion that they should be called ‘moonmoons’ is not going down well among those with a more poetic inclination.

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14Oct2018

Hubble Space Telescope -The Beginning Of The End?

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shouldn't be sidelined for too much longer. Hubble went into a protective "safe mode" last Friday (Oct. 5) after one of its orientation-maintaining gyroscopes failed.

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14Oct2018

Preserving Armstrong’s Moon Spacesuit For Centuries To Come

What might be the most celebrated suit of clothing ever made cost an awful lot for the exceedingly short time it was used. The price tag: $670,000 in 2018 dollars. The useful life: about two and a half hours.

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14Oct2018

Largest Piece Of The Moon Ever Offered Up For Auction

An extremely rare lunar meteorite will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.  The lunar meteorite is classified as NWA 11789, lunar feldspathic breccia, unofficially known as ‘Buagaba’ or ‘The Moon Puzzle.’

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09Oct2018

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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07Oct2018

Meteorite Used As Doorstop For Decades Worth $100,000

Next time you prop open your door with a makeshift doorstop such as a stone, you might want to give it a closer look. David Mazurek, a lucky man from Michigan, did just that and it really paid off. (more&he

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07Oct2018

Voyager-2 Nears Interstellar Space Measures Cosmic Rays Increase

An amazing story is being played out by a valiant little spacecraft. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, currently close to interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system.

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07Oct2018

Dwarf Planet ‘Goblin’ Discovered On Outskirts Of Solar System

A dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto, further redefining our solar system. 'The Goblin' was actually named as such after being discovered on American Halloween. (more…)

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07Oct2018

Humans Are Causing Earth To Wobble More As It Spins

A NASA study found that humans are responsible for the increasing wobble detected as Earth spins on its axis. Earth is actually an oblate spheroid, pockmarked with mountains and deep ocean trenches.

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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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