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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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07Oct2018

There Are So Many Water-Worlds Out There

Ever since the first exoplanet was confirmed in 1992, astronomers have found thousands of worlds beyond our Solar System. With more and more discoveries happening all the time, this one is very good news indeed.

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07Oct2018

Space Force Will Protect Energy Grid From ‘Existential Threat’

President Trump’s “Space Force” proposal would help prevent the U.S. energy grid from going dark in an emergency or an attack, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in an exclusive interview. (more…)

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07Oct2018

China Built World’s Largest Telescope. Then Came the Tourists

Recently astronomers traveled  to Pingtang Astronomy Town for a conference hosted by scientists from the world’s largest telescope. It was a new designation: China’s Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope. (more…)

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01Oct2018

NASA Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

NASA turned 60 on Monday, October 1. Over six decades, it's had a remarkable run of rocketeering and exploratory achievements, from the moon landings, space shuttles, from the surface of Mars to destinations far beyond our solar system. (more…)

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01Oct2018

Why Join An Astronomy Club?

I attended my first Astronomy club meeting a year ago, thinking this could be a short-lived experience. The sum total of my astronomical knowledge consisted of being able to identify two constellations along with a generous dose of enthusiasm. (more…)

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01Oct2018

Woman Who Discovered The Sun

Back when scientists believe that the Sun is made out of heavy elements, a 25 year old student wrote a briliant and revolutionary doctor's dissertation proving everone wrong

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30Sep2018

To These Boys Neil Armstrong Was Just Dad

In the summer of 1969, Rick Armstrong was 12 and whacking the baseball in the Houston-area Little League. He was selected to play in the all-star game — but he had to skip it, because his dad had a job to do. (more&hel

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30Sep2018

The Chill of Solar Minimum

The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018, and the sun’s ultraviolet output has sharply dropped. New research shows that Earth’s upper atmosphere is responding.

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30Sep2018

Japan Asteroid Rover’s Amazing Images Of Rock’s Surface

Japanese space agency scientists and engineers are thrilled by the images being sent to earth by two robotic rovers of an asteroid 280 million kilometres away. New photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is rocky.

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23Sep2018

Review: First Man Soon For World-Wide Cinematic Release

  With the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings approaching, it seems inevitable that Hollywood would pay tribute to one of the most ambitious journeys ever taken by humanity.

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23Sep2018

Japan Makes History – Lands Rovers Onto Asteroid Surface

A PAIR of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan’s space agency has announced, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

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23Sep2018

Russian Fury – Putin Could Abandon Lunar Station Project With US

Just when things seemed positive.  RUSSIA may ditch plans to work with the United States to build a moon-orbiting space station and instead pursue the project alone, a top Russian official has warned.

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23Sep2018

Astronomers Have Discovered A Fictional Planet From Star Trek

In 1991, the Creator of Star Trek gene Roddenberry jokingly said that the planet Vulcan is supposed to be the star 40 Eridani A. Recently, a group of astronomers from the United States confirmed that his words were true.

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23Sep2018

Astronomers Discovered A Massive Explosion In Space

Scientists cannot explain the origin of a mysterious object in deep space. Two telescopes installed in Hawaii, found unnaturally bright explosion in the sky.We've seen them before but this one tales the cake!

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23Sep2018

How Earth And The Universe Will Be Destroyed

The future of the universe looks bleak, but before it dies it will consume everything within it - including Earth and all life. Geraint Lewis, an at the University of Sydney, gave a timeline of how Earth, life and the universe will end. (more…)

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17Sep2018

Mystery Surrounds Closure Of New Mexico Solar Observatory

A New Mexico observatory aimed at unlocking the sun’s secrets has been shut indefinitely by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation over an undisclosed security issue, leaving it at the center of its own mystery.

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    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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