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We see them in the sky any clear night. We write songs about them, stare and wonder if any of them have planets just like our own.

Humans like light. We are creatures that rely heavily on what we can see to feel safe and secure. After all, astronomy is all about light, right?

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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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16Dec2018

Branson: “Outer Space Is Virgin Territory””

Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 80km high above California’s Mojave Desert, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. Space Tourism has arrived!

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16Dec2018

A 12-Day Outer Space Holiday Payable In Crypto Currency

The Orion Span project offers a holiday in the outer space package that accepts cryptocurrencies as payment. Holiday season is here! Some of you might become unexcited as you have run out of ideas to spend it. (more…)

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16Dec2018

The Australian Woman Defending Our Night Sky

When Sydney woman Marnie Ogg recently won the International Dark Sky Defender Award, she became one of only five people around the world, and the very first Australian, to be recognised for her work in preserving the night sky.

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14Dec2018

Gaming: An Enemy Or Ally Of Education?

91% of American children play video games, studies show. It’s safe to say they are heavily influenced by the media they consume, but gaming could be an optimal way of learning - about the vast, mysterious expanse of space, for example? (more…)

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12Dec2018

Adelaide Chosen To Host Australia’s Space Agency

Australia’s new space agency will be based in Adelaide, reinforcing South Australia as a hub for innovation and technology, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. Its a return perhaps to the 'good old days.' (more…)

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11Dec2018

Voyager-2 Has Entered Interstellar Space

Voyager 2 has exited the sun's magnetic bubble and entered interstellar space. Mission scientists announced the breakthrough earlier today at the American Geophysical Unionmeeting in Washington DC. (more…)

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10Dec2018

China’s Bold Mission To Land On Moon’s Far Side

China has launched a ground-breaking mission to land a spacecraft on the unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the US.

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09Dec2018

Nasa Report Suggests All Female Crew For Mars

While several Nasa missions have involved mixed crews, a secret report by the space agency suggests that missions to Mars could be all-female to avoid astronauts copulating during 1.5-year journey.

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09Dec2018

Prophet’s Scary ‘Megaquake’ Xmas Warning

A maverick earthquake researcher who claims to have predicted some of the world's worst earthquakes by analysing the geometric positions of the sun, moon and various planets has issued a dire warning. [Here we go again!] (more…)

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08Dec2018

First Sounds Heard From The Red Planet

New audio has been released from the surface of Mars, and the sound is more hauntingly familiar than you might expect. NASA’s Insight lander's audio is labelled an “unplanned treat”, where motion sensors on-board detected sound waves.

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08Dec2018

Did A Meteor Detonate 3,700 Years Ago, Obliterating Communities?

A meteor that exploded in the air near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago may have wiped out communities, killed tens of thousands of people, and provided the kernel of truth to an old Bible story.

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08Dec2018

Spacecraft Arrives Ready To Grab An Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx has Finally Caught up with Asteroid Bennu. Let the Analysis and Sample Collection Commence! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has reached its destination and is now in orbit around asteroid Bennu. (more…)

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03Dec2018

The Moon Hat Has Arrived!

Perfect fit. Very comfortable to wear and quite an attention getter at Star parties!! A Moon What???  Yep, that's what they all say when they see this innovative 'Astro-Apparel' from a new company I was very happy to find called 'Star In A Star.' (more…)

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02Dec2018

Branson Set To Take People To Space Before Christmas

Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is on the verge of a major achievement: It will send astronauts into space by Christmas. Its a pretty big ask but he has the space company to do it.

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02Dec2018

Outback Lift-Off For New Aussie Space Company

Queensland's bid to become the next big player in Australia's push for a local space industry has taken a giant leap forward with a rocket carrying Australia's first commercial payload launched in the Qld. outback. (more…)

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02Dec2018

Astronomers Find A ‘Solar Twin’ — Almost Exactly Like Our Sun

Astronomers have found a star that was likely born in the same stellar nursery as our Sun. The newfound sibling is only the second ever to be identified. It like finding a long lost relative...or friend.

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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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