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So, You Think You Know Your Star Sign? Every year the Sun passes in front of the most famous constellations in the sky: Scorpius, Pisces, Virgo, Leo.

When teaching children about stars, make your lessons  interactive as possible. Astronomy book courses aren’t enough to do the job.

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03Jun2018

The Fastest Astronomy Supercomputer Comes Online in Japan

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has started up the world's fastest supercomputer for astronomy to simulate phenomena that cannot be observed by telescope. (more…)

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03Jun2018

Why Pluto Is Still A Planet Among Hundreds More Out There

The chief scientist on NASA’s New Horizons mission has renewed his criticism of astronomers who voted to remove Pluto’s status as a planet. (more…)

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03Jun2018

Pluto May Have Formed from 1 Billion Comets

At its heart, Pluto may be a gigantic comet. Researchers have a new theory about the dwarf planet's origins after taking a close look at Sputnik Planitia, Pluto's  vast nitrogen-ice glacier. (more…)

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02Jun2018

Australia Doesn’t Exist And People There Are Paid NASA Actors

There are a growing number of people who seem to think the world is, in fact, flat. But it gets better. They also insist that Australia is actually just one big hoax. (more…)

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02Jun2018

Cosmic Collision Lights Up The Darkness

Though it resembles a peaceful rose swirling in the darkness of the cosmos, NGC 3256 is actually the site of a violent clash. This distorted galaxy is the relic of a collision. (more…)

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27May2018

ANU Eclipses Its Own Stargazing World Record

The Australian National University has smashed its own Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at multiple venues.My group Mid North Coast Astronomy played a big part in our town as well. (more…)

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27May2018

Passing of Apollo 12 Moon Astronaut Alan Bean

Astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon who later turned to painting, died Saturday. He was 86 and a member of the Apollo 12 mission in November 1969. (more…)

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27May2018

Weird Orbit Convincing Evidence Of A Ninth, Hidden Planet

IT may not be Nibiru. But the evidence that there’s a mysterious wandering planet on the outskirts of our solar system just keeps growing. One planet is a rich source of doomsday prophecy speculation. (more…)

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27May2018

‘Permanent’ Interstellar Visitor Found

An asteroid in Jupiter's orbit may have come from outside our Solar System, according to a new study. Unlike 'Oumuamua, the interstellar object which briefly visited the Solar System earlier this year. (more…)

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27May2018

Stargazing Live Audience Helps Discover New Supernova

The audience of Stargazing Live on ABC TV has discovered at least one new supernova — an exploding star — as part of the citizen science effort launched on Tuesday evening. (more…)

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25May2018

Mars Parachute Successfully Completes First Test Run

It seems like everyone has their eyes on Mars these days and is trying to figure out how to get there. One question many people seem to be overlooking, however, isn't how we get to the Red Planet. (more…)

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21May2018

Stargazing Live World Record Attempt

On Wednesday 23 May, the ABC in partnership with The Australian National University will lead a Guinness World Record attempt for the Most people stargazing – multiple venues. (more…)

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21May2018

World Record Star Gazing Event In Port Macquarie

Event Summary: Join Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie for an evening of fun and excitement as we try to break a Guinness World Record! Mid North Coast Astronomy group will be participating. Wednesday 23 May 2018 (more…)

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20May2018

Sun ‘Will Flare Into Massive Planetary Nebula When It Dies’

Enjoy the sun while it lasts: in 5 billion years’ time, our host star will burn out, rip itself apart and turn into a massive glowing ring of interstellar gas and dust, scientists say. (more…)

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20May2018

Hawking’s Family Invite Time Travellers To His Memorial Service

He once jokingly suggested people should ‘invent time travel’ if they wanted to address questions or complaints to his ‘younger self. That was typical of the man who felt it was possible. (more…)

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20May2018

Musk-Travel Anywhere On Earth In One Hour

ELON Musk’s wants to use the biggest rocket SpaceX has ever built to ferry humans around the globe, promising passengers the ability to get anywhere on Earth in under an hour. (more…)

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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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