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Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei provided a number of scientific insights that laid the foundation for future scientists and a tool to work with.

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.

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26Oct2019

‘Whoa, It Worked’: Elon Musk Tweets Via SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites

Communication systems around the world will never be the same again, not after this bold plan unfolds. SpaceX's nascent internet-satellite constellation is already providing some boutique service, according to Elon Musk. (more&helli

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26Oct2019

The Weirdest Things Apollo Astronauts Left On The Moon

Three golf balls, family photo,  scientific equipment, a tiny statue, bags and bags of human waste and of course, American flags. It's all among the stuff left behind by the dozen Moon-walking astronauts between 1969 and 1972. (more…)

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26Oct2019

World’s Fastest Supercomputer For Mega-Telescope Project

Researchers from ICRAR in Perth, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US and Shanghai Astronomical Observatory in China used the world's most powerful supercomputer to process simulated observations of the early Universe. (more…)

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25Oct2019

Top 6 Amazing Places To Sleep Under The Stars

Would you think that there can be anything better than falling asleep under the stars? Some say: yes, sleeping under the stars in the world’s most luxurious places where you feel like you are in a billion-star accommodation.

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25Oct2019

5 Best Astronomy Books For Beginners

Have you ever watched the star on the night sky and wondered about what lies far beyond? If so, then you definitely need to get a book on astronomy and start stargazing more often. Here are the five best picks to get you started.

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25Oct2019

NASA’s Space Suit Gets an Upgrade

NASA's iconic spacesuits have received upgrades to make space exploration safer and more inclusive. Past missions and events have shown the need for a rehaul of suit technology — most recently, the all-female spacewalk that

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20Oct2019

Is a Nigerian Astronaut Lost in Space?

The words “Nigerian prince” raise red flags for many readers because they’ve become synonymous with a genre of scam known as a 4-1-9 or “advance fee fraud” scheme. Yet many people are still sucked in by these letters and emails. (more…)

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20Oct2019

Comets Etc. Could be Exporting Earth Life Out Into Space

A new study suggests that comets and asteroids that graze Earth's atmosphere might be responsible for the spread of life throughout the Universe. Pproponents of Panspermia have argued that life is distributed throughout our galaxy by comets, asteroids and space dust.

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20Oct2019

Orionid Meteor Shower 2019 Happening Now!

Thanks to Halley's Comet, it’s the annual peak of the Orionid meteor shower, one of the best times to see shooting stars in 2019. Space dust left in the solar system by Halley's Comet will slam into Earth’s atmosphere in the early hours of Monday morning. (more&helli

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20Oct2019

Scientists Want To Turn Asteroids Into Gas Stations

Scientists planning to start mining the moon as early as 2025 may soon shift their attention to other celestial bodies. Tere are about 1,000 asteroids closer to our planet than the Moon and which contain large amounts of the most precious resource: water. (more…)

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20Oct2019

Moon mining – Can Australia Take Part?

Mining the moon and Mars using autonomous robots is a pathway to prepare the way for future crewed missions, and human habitation. Australia is at the centre of the world’s most advanced mining industry innovation. (more…)

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20Oct2019

The First All-Female Spacewalk is a Success!

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch just wrapped up the first all-female spacewalk in history. Of course, this should have happened earlier this year, but there weren't enough properly-sized spacesuits on board the Space Station. (more…)

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19Oct2019

AstroClipper: Plans For A Two-Stage, Fully Reusable Spaceplane

Even as the first rockets were launched into space decades ago, aerospace knew it was a wasteful process. Rocket stages, motors, and complex equipment crashed into the ocean or burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Watch the video. (more…)

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12Oct2019

Spacesuits Fit Now! Two Women Spacewalk On October 21st

The all-female astronaut walk is back on. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Will Spacewalk on October 21st.  In March NASA was forced to cancel the first all-female spacewalk because they didn’t have the right spacesuits available. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Boeing To Invest $20 Million In Virgin Galactic Space

An aerospace titan is putting some money into one of the leading lights of the nascent space tourism industry. Boeing will invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, which plans to begin flying paying customers to suborbital space and back in the near future. (more…)

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11Oct2019

Saturn Now Boasts Solar System’s Most Known Moons: 82

A team led by Carnegie astronomer Scott Sheppard has discovered 20 new moons orbiting Saturn, yep we said twenty, pushing the ringed planet’s total to a record 82 – three more than Jupiter’s currently known 79. (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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