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If the sun disappeared, we’d have no idea it had gone for 8.5 minutes. We’d still see it as an eerie sight, lingering, like a ghost  in the sky above

“Twinkle, twinkle little star – how I wonder what you are.” The words to that popular tune were written by Jane Taylor in 1806 and I bet there isn’t a

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15Apr2018

Most Distant Star In History Discovered 9 Billion Light Years Away

The most distant star ever to be discovered was recently located by astronomers using the Hubble telescope, with the research taking place at the University of Minnesota. (more…)

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15Apr2018

‘Lost in Space’ Cast Members Reflections

With Netflix's new reboot of the classic sci-fi series "Lost in Space," it's a good time to revisit, in archived interviews, cast members of the original 1965-68 show. (more…)

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14Apr2018

Did Buzz And Neill Really See A UFO On Way To Moon?

THE internet is abuzz with the question of whether legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin ever spotted an alien spacecraft. It's an old faithful conspiracy theory re-birthed this week. (more…)

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14Apr2018

Outback Radio Telescope Listens In On Interstellar Visitor

A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year. It caused a great deal of speculation! (more…)

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14Apr2018

NASA Announces Big New Search For Alien Planets

Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has arrived at the Cape ahead of launch. Experts will send the ship hurtling through space in the hunt for exoplanets over a period of at least two years. (more…)

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09Apr2018

Space Hotel Open By 2022 – For A Cost Of $800,000 A Night

Looking for a getaway that offers unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets? Specifically, 384 of them in 12 days? Try outer space. Houston-based Orion Span hopes to launch the “first luxury hotel in space." (more…)

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08Apr2018

Elon Musk’s Chilling ArtificiaI Intelligence Warning

TESLA and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has issued a new warning about the risk of researching artificial intelligence across the world. Interestingly Stephen Hawking gave the same warning years ago as well. (more…)

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08Apr2018

Global Astronomy Month Celebrates The Moon

The Moon – the theme for this year’s edition of Global Astronomy Month (GAM) throughout April – outshines every other celestial object in its ability to inspire. (more…)

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08Apr2018

Dozen Black Holes Found At Galactic Centre

A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. A new analysis supports a decades-old prediction that "supermassive" black holes at the centres of galaxies are surrounded by many smaller ones. (more…)

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07Apr2018

Extra-Terrestrial Forces Playing With Mother Earth’s Climate

The Earth’s climate has been changing for centuries. In the last 650,000 years, the planet has experienced seven cycles of glacial advancement and retreat, and today, rapid climate change is an issue. (more…)

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02Apr2018

Astronomers Wrong-100 Billion Habitable Planets In Our Galaxy

Estimates by astronomers indicate that there could be more than 100 BILLION Earth-like worlds in the Milky Way that could be home to life. Think that’s a big number?But its just the start. (more…)

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01Apr2018

Great Astronomy Products For Wheelchair Users

Astronomy is accessible to everybody, which is why there are  20 amateur astronomers for every professional. The science of the cosmos is unendingly fascinating to young and old, and of course our universe is ever expanding. (more…)

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01Apr2018

Plans For First Dark Sky Reserve In South Australia

The night sky above the Mid-Murray of South Australia is so dark it could become a protected reserve for stargazers around the world and for stargazers its far from the light pollution of Adelaide. (more…)

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01Apr2018

Rare Supernova Extinguishes Star at Fantastic Speed

Supernovae produce some of the most powerful explosions in the cosmos, expelling a doomed star’s contents at velocities reaching 10 percent the speed of light. It all happens very quickly. (more…)

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01Apr2018

Hello From The Edge Of The Solar System

The thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft just did what we thought was impossible. After 37 years of inactivity, NASA just received response from spacecraft 20 billion kilometres away, NASA said in a statement. (more…)

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31Mar2018

Out Of Control Space Station Re-Entry Due Now

If you get killed by the Chinese space station that's due to fall out of the sky this weekend you'll probably be remembered as having had one of the most unlikely deaths on record. Seriously, it is an issue! (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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