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Have you ever wondered, why we don’t feel earth’s rotation? I mean, we’re all on this rock spinning, right? So why aren’t we all feeling giddy!

It’s a question we rarely give much thought; it just does. However, do not sweat, there is a scientific explanation for this commonplace phenomenon.

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30Jun2019

Planet 9 – There’s A Big Chance We’ve Got A Big, New Planet

There’s not a more thrilling roller coaster ride than the study of our solar system. We once thought there were 11 planets, then it plummeted to nine, then further dropped to eight. It’s enough to make your head spin. (more…)

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30Jun2019

Curiosity Rover Finds High Levels Of Methane On Mars

A  team studying data the Mars Curiosity Rover has found high levels of methane at a site on Mars. The existence of methane is, of course, a possible sign of life, since it is produced in abundance by microorganisms here on Earth.

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27Jun2019

A Guide To Creating Your Own Home Observatory

Are you an amateur astronomer who loves studying celestial objects with a telescope at home? Creating your own observatory increases the stargazing experience tenfold. Home observatories make astronomy easy! (more…)

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23Jun2019

‘Unique’ Uranus Rings Stun Astronomers – ‘Weird!’

An unexplained heat wave is warming the rings of Uranus, even though the planet orbits far away from the Sun. The latest heat images of the planet were obtained by two telescopes in Chile.

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23Jun2019

NASA’s Moon Landing Mission Control Room Opening To Public

After undergoing a $5 million historic preservation project, the iconic Mission Control room used in the Apollo 11 moon landing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will be reopening to visitors on July 1, 2019.

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22Jun2019

NASA Robots To Sniff Out Moon Pits For Astronaut Homes

With funding from NASA, researchers are working to build robots that can explore moon pits, sinkhole-like structures that could be full of resources and could even make good astronaut homes. (more…)

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22Jun2019

Tracking Asteroids Favoured Over Mars

A new poll shows Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars. (more…)

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22Jun2019

Who Owns The Sky? Everyone Or The Wealthy Few?

SpaceX launched 60 satellites last month that now swarm around our planet like bees around a hive. It’s the first phase of Elon Musk’s ambitious Starlink project that will eventually send thousands of satellites into orbit.

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22Jun2019

NASA’s First SpaceX Astronauts Ready

The first US astronauts chosen to fly aboard a SpaceX capsule built for NASA shrugged off a spate of design and test mishaps, saying the new technology is far more advanced than the space shuttle program that ended eight years ago.

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16Jun2019

Stephen Hawking Was Right About Black Holes ‘Evaporating,’

In 1974, Stephen Hawking made one of his most famous predictions: that black holes eventually evaporate entirely. According to Hawking's theory, black holes are not perfectly "black" but instead actually emit particles. (more…)

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16Jun2019

Potential Superflare Could Cause Technology Blackout On Earth

The sun could wipe out humanity within the next 100 years when it unleashes a huge “superflare”. The storm of deadly radiation threatens to take out all technology on Earth, potentially causing trillions in damage and sending the planet into chaos. (more…)

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15Jun2019

Massive Metal ‘Anomaly’ Detected Beneath Moon’s Surface

Scientists say they’ve detected a huge metal mass “firmly embedded” beneath a crater on the moon, possibly the remnants of a massive asteroid strike billions of years ago. (more…)

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15Jun2019

NASA Says First Person On Mars May Be A Woman

In what is sure to be one giant leap for humankind, the head of NASA has announced that the first astronaut to set foot on Mars is “likely to be” female. As CNN reports, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said in public recently. (more…)

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15Jun2019

How to Get Your Child Interested in Astronomy?

If your child gets excited when looking at the night sky and declares his ambition to become a space traveler when he grows up, then it is probably a high time to support this enthusiasm. In this unique article Nicole Cowart explains how.

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12Jun2019

NASA ‘Snoopy’ Lunar Module Likely Found After 50 Years Missing

NASA’s  trip to the Moon’s surface in July 1969 was preceded by a lot of preparatory missions — including Apollo 10, which involved a mock mission with everything but the actual landing. A dry run in other words for security. (more…)

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09Jun2019

Trump Attacks Nasa And Claims The Moon Is ‘A Part’ of Mars

Astronomy buffs were in for a surprise on Friday, when Donald Trump announced that the moon is part of Mars and Nasa should focus on ‘Mars (of which the Moon is a part)’ over going to the moon, a reversal of previous remarks. (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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