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Most of my childhood was spent in the seventies. Technology was still very new at best and I was just beginning to wonder about the heavens. What’s it like?

  Today, we’re going to explore the Moon. Its hostile environment, its creation, and our exploration of it in the last few decades.

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05May2019

NASA’s $17-Billion Moon Rocket May Never Reach Launch Pad

NASA has been toiling away on a monster rocket for the past eight years — but how much action the skyscraper-size Space Launch System will see once it’s completed is now anybody’s guess.

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05May2019

China Plans To Build A South Pole Moon Base

China plans to build a scientific research station on the moon in "about 10 years," according to the state news agency Xinhua. China announces what we all were thinking would happen.

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03May2019

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2019 Set To Dazzle!

Interestingly, all of the major meteor showers occurring from April through October this year happen or start on on a weekend. This may make it easier for you to look for "shooting stars." (more…)

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30Apr2019

Rent A Hi-Power Telescope or Large Binoculars.

Lying under the night sky and gazing up at the distant galaxies above is just about the best nocturnal activity you can do on an outdoor adventure. Here's a way of doing it on the cheap! (more…)

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28Apr2019

First ‘Marsquake’ Detected On Red Planet

NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet.

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28Apr2019

Farmer’s Burning Passion For Astronomy Makes Him Online Icon

At the age of 70, Wu Shiying, a farmer who lives in the mountains of Shiyan, Central China's Hubei Province, has suddenly become an online icon due to his deep love of astronomy. 

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28Apr2019

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Expected

Scientists have long known that our universe is expanding, but new data from the Hubble Space Telescope show that this expansion is taking place much faster than previously believed.

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28Apr2019

Space-X Setback – Dragon Capsule Explodes!

During a series of engine tests of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the company has characterized as an "anomaly." This could be a serous setback!

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28Apr2019

Has The Apollo 10 Lunar Module Finally Been Found?

A team of British astronomers believe they may have located the lunar module from NASA's Apollo 10 mission - fifty years after the crew released the probe into a perpetual orbit around the Moon.

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27Apr2019

New Photos – Big Crater Blasted Into Asteroid By Japanese Probe

Earlier this month, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft used an explosive device to create an artificial crater on the Ryugu asteroid, but the probe couldn’t stick around to confirm the job for fear of being damaged by debris. 

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27Apr2019

Why Alien Life Now Seems Inevitable And Imminent

Extraterrestrial life, that familiar science-fiction trope, that kitschy fantasy, that CGI nightmare, has become a matter of serious discussion, a “risk factor”, a “scenario”.

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20Apr2019

The Closest Star Proxima Centauri Has A Planet In Habitable Zone.

In August of 2016, astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced the discovery of an exoplanet in the neighboring system of Proxima Centauri. Life Could be There Right Now. (more…)

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19Apr2019

Why Haven’t We Met Any Other Forms Of Life Yet?

There are plenty of paranormal events in the universe which we can not explain. Would it be good or bad if we find other forms of life on other planets? (more…)

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19Apr2019

Chinese Mars Base Opens For Students

In the middle of China's Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip.

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19Apr2019

Don’t Miss April’s Lyrid Meteor Shower

 April's Lyrids Meteor Shower welcomes the best stargazing period of the year.  They will be visible from ALL OVER THE WORLD, and no telescope needed. (more…)

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19Apr2019

Humble Binoculars For Our April Skies

The joy for me of this time of year in the evenings is that we still have a good part of the higher April sky delights overhead, whilst waiting for winter's delights beginning to tempt us.

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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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