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Astronomers have known for years that something’s pulling our Milky Way and tens of thousands of other galaxies toward it at breakneck speed.

Beginners in amateur astronomy are faced with a number of different challenges. One of the most daunting is the choice of a telescope.

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08Sep2019

2,000,000 People Have Signed Up To “Storm Area 51”

As we reported In July, a plan to gather curiosity seekers to ‘Storm Area 51’ has gotten quite a bit of attention, and has reached mega-viral status. Admittedly, the event page was started out as a joke.

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06Sep2019

Astronomy Nights at Your Place 

Ask Yourself Have You Ever… Touched a real space rock? Seen the rings of Saturn? Viewed star clusters 17,000 light years away? Seen the craters and ‘seas’ on the Moon up close… or just looked through a large telescope? (more…)

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01Sep2019

World’s First Luxury Space Hotel ‘Like Going On A Cruise’

Space tourism is on our doorstep. Full-service kitchens and bars, movie screenings, and even interiors with natural materials and a cozy color palette sound like the trappings of any nice hotel.

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01Sep2019

Trump Authorizes a Space Command And Space Force.

President Trump on Thursday authorized the creation of the United States Space Command, citing the need for a centralized unit to protect American interests in what he called “the next war-fighting domain.” (more…)

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01Sep2019

Mars Helicopter Drone Installed on Next Red Planet Rover

The first-ever off-Earth helicopter just hooked up with its traveling companion. Engineers at NASA attached the tiny Mars Helicopter to the agency's car-size Mars 2020 rover on August 28, agency officials announced. 

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01Sep2019

Amazing Plan To Manufacture Human Organs In Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are conducting some pretty amazing experiments. One of the most amazing ones uses 3D bioprinters to create organ-like structures in space. (more…)

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01Sep2019

World’s Second Largest Meteorite Discovered in Argentina

A 30,800-kilogram meteorite has been unearthed in Chaco, about 1,078 km (670 miles) northwest of the Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been declared one of the largest meteorites ever found on Earth. (more&hell

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31Aug2019

Astronomy & The Psychological Impact Of Seeing The Unknown

Neil Armstrong’s famous statement upon landing on the moon in 1969 that “one small step for man” was also “one giant leap for mankind” resonated around the globe. Our correspondent Sally explains more:

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27Aug2019

Astronomy Calendars 2020 – 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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26Aug2019

NASA Investigating First Crime Committed In Outer Space

Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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25Aug2019

Have You Ever Been To A Local ‘Star Party’?

Have you ever been to a star party?  Its the best place for an amateur to start. Star parties take place across Australia annually and are becoming increasingly popular among amateur astronomers, for good reason. (more…)

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22Aug2019

NASA Tests Water Powered Spacecraft in Orbit

On June 21, 2019, NASA demonstrated the first coordinated maneuver between two CubeSats in low-Earth orbit as part of NASA’s Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration mission.

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22Aug2019

Hubble Spots Two Galaxies In Doomed, Dazzling Dance

Two galaxies are caught in a crazy cosmic dance, pulling at each other in a fresh image from a space telescope icon. Their mutual gravitational attraction is pulling the galaxies closer and closer. (more…)

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22Aug2019

Amazing Collision Between Black Hole and Possible Neutron Star

More than 30 scientists from The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.

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19Aug2019

How Do People Manage to Communicate in Space?

Space is just something immense for one part of society, while for others, it's like a workplace or ground for researching. To start with, communication on our planet is an essential part of everyday life. (more…)

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18Aug2019

Elon Musk Wants To Nuke Mars! Seriously.

Don' freak out OK. If you read the headline you’re probably as utterly confused as I was, but yep, Elon Musk has taken to this week's social media to announce that we should nuke Mars. (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!

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