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Humans like light. We are creatures that rely heavily on what we can see to feel safe and secure. After all, astronomy is all about light, right?

We see them in the sky any clear night. We write songs about them, stare and wonder if any of them have planets just like our own.

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14Dec2019

Beer In Orbit: Why Space Is The Next Frontier For Alcohol

The idea of alcohol in space may seem outlandish, but a number of companies and organizations are ready to tap into some new opportunities. SpaceX have launched a 3-ton shipment to the Space Station of a mini brewery's malt house. (more…)

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14Dec2019

Apollo’s Charlie Duke To Send Messages To Space

When astronaut Charlie Duke walked on the Moon in April of 1972 during the Apollo 16 mission, he brought along a very personal memento with a message he wanted to leave behind. (more…)

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14Dec2019

Survival – Living Off The Land On Mars

Extending humanity to other worlds in the Solar System is at the very limits of our modern technology. And unless there are dramatic discoveries in new propulsion systems or we learn how to build everything out of carbon nanotubes. (more…)

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13Dec2019

Your Christmas Telescope Buying Guide

What’s number one on your Christmas list this year? Maybe a telescope? I get a lot of people asking me about the best telescope to buy, and the short answer is buy the dearest one you can afford and the one you will use the most. (more…)

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08Dec2019

Raining Diamonds on Saturn, and Other Weird Space Weather

System-wide weather exists in the form of solar storms; waves of electromagnetic particles blast off from the sun’s surface as solar flares and coronal mass ejections creating amazing planetary effects. (more…)

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07Dec2019

For Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos – Their Gift Is Space!

Billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are casting the fortunes they've spent on building new rockets to help humankind escape our home planet as a far greater legacy than funding more terrestrial good deeds. (more…)

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07Dec2019

How a Meteorite Hit Alabama Woman 65 Years Ago

Sixty-five years ago, a few days after Thanksgiving, Ann Hodges was snuggled up on the sofa in her Alabama home when a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite crashed through the ceiling and struck the left side of her body. (more…)

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07Dec2019

3 December Events Stargazers Won’t Want To Miss

December will bring not only the official start to Summer in Australia, but also the longest days of the year. And to delight of stargazers worldwide. Here are the top astronomy events to mark on your calendar. (more…)

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07Dec2019

Cancer Seems to Have Trouble Spreading in Microgravity

There are a number of health risks that come with going to space. Aside from the increased exposure to solar radiation and cosmic rays, there are the notable effects that microgravity can have on human physiology. (more…)

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07Dec2019

Soviet Moon Dust To Be Auctioned In Melbourne

Moon dust collected by the Soviet Union in 1970 could become one of the most expensive substances ever to be sold by weight, with Melbourne auctioneers hoping it will net more than $500,000 under the hammer this month. (more…)

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06Dec2019

Why Do People Still Believe In Psychic Powers But Doubt Astronomical Evidence?

The esteemed French writer Voltaire once said, “Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy - the mad daughter of a wise mother.  (more…)

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30Nov2019

Shoot For The Stars – Unique Stargazer Gifts

It is Christmas comes around the corner and you are racking your brains for gifts for space-lovers. Put those socks down, we have got you covered! Give the gift of motivation - check out these inspiring ideas!

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30Nov2019

Should We Send Bacteria To Mars Before Humans?

Could humanity's future on Mars be built on a foundation of … bacteria? Before we send humans to the Red Planet, it might be a good idea to send bacteria first. Its all about something we've been doing for centuries. (more…)

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30Nov2019

What If The Moon Disappeared Tomorrow?

The closest object to our planet, the Moon, may seem like Earth’s little sibling. Since its birth, the satellite has mostly just hung around, playing gravitational tug-of-war. But what would happen if the Moon vanished tomorrow? (more…)

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30Nov2019

NASA Just Unveiled Its Brand New Spacesuits For Artemis Missions

Although humans might seem adaptable on Earth, outside of our perfect temperature-, gravity-, and radiation-controlled planet, we're pretty fragile. Squishy even. (more…)

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30Nov2019

Three Supermassive Black Holes Found Lurking In One Galaxy!

Catching two supermassive black holes sharing close quarters isn’t that unusual. But spotting three jockeying for position is quite bizarre. In fact, astronomers rarely witness such a triplet. (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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