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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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09Jun2019

New Telescope To Investigate Mysterious Light Flashes On Moon

For centuries people have noticed odd flashes and other inexplicable lights on the surface of the moon. Possible explanations range from meteors to moonquakes to UFOs, but they have yet to be proven aand maybe soon will. (more…)

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09Jun2019

Startup Wins NASA Deal To Launch Rockets From Australia

NASA will work with Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) to launch rockets into space from the startup's Arnhem Space Centre in 2020. "It's a first for NASA and a first for Australia," said ELA chief executive Carley Scott. 

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09Jun2019

NASA’s Curiosity Finds Evidence Of Ancient Martian Lake

In their eternal quest to follow the water NASA’s Curiosity rover is providing critical insights into what Mars may have been like long ago, and one of its latest discoveries helps support the idea that the Red Planet was one very blue.

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09Jun2019

Bizarre Celestial Object Is One Of The Rarest In Galaxy

The cosmos is full of strange things, like planets made of diamond, mysterious radio bursts and quasars that shine with the light of 600 trillion Suns. Now astronomers have spotted a bizarre star that may prove to be one of the rarest objects ever. (more…)

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09Jun2019

You Can Buy a Ticket to the Space Station Soon!

Becoming a NASA astronaut is far harder than getting into Harvard, but soon, ordinary people — at least rich ones with tens of millions of dollars to blow on a big vacation — will be able to buy a rocket ride into orbit. (more…)

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09Jun2019

Moon Landing Coins Launched In Australia

It's been almost 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon and domed-shaped coins are being released in Australia to mark the giant leap for mankind. The Royal Australian Mint announced the three-coin collectable series on Wednesday. (more…)

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05Jun2019

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. Here Sally explains how:

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03Jun2019

Are Zodiac Signs Real? Here’s the History Behind Horoscopes

Long before we embarked on the journey that we know today as celestial navigation, people have been reading their fate into most, if not all, everyday things. In this article our correspondent Ben unravels the mystery for us. (more…)

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02Jun2019

Astronomers Fear Space-X Satellites Could Put An End To Stargazing

SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites last month that will become part of a larger network designed to provide internet to all reaches of the globe. The company’s Starlink constellation of satellites isn’t the only of its kind.

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02Jun2019

The Oldest Solar Eclipse Film Restored And Released Online

In August 2017, viewers captured so many images and films of the total solar eclipse in the United States that UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory stitched over 50,000 of them into one giant “Megamovie.”

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02Jun2019

Ancient Dwarf Planet Collision Left The Moon Lopsided

The moon has two faces, and we may finally know why. An ancient dwarf planet or asteroid may have crashed into our satellite, giving one side an extra layer of thick skin that is pockmarked with craters, a new study suggests. (more…)

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01Jun2019

Apollo 11 Anniversary Weightless Flight List Open

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) has partnered with Space Florida to take fans of the cosmos on a wild adventure high above the earth’s surface. (more…)

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31May2019

Starlink Satellite Train Launch Sparks Worldwide UFO Reports

A satellite tracker in the Netherlands has captured stunning video of dozens of SpaceX Starlink satellites passing overhead. Launched together late last week, the chain of satellites looked like a giant, brightly lit train chugging away in the night sky.

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31May2019

Did A Supernova Explosion Make Humans Two-Legged?

In one fiery burst, an exploding nearby star millions of years ago may have helped change the course of life on Earth. Upon its death, this supernova sent high-energy charged particles, called cosmic rays, racing across the universe.

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31May2019

CONFIRMED: Earth-Like Planet Found In Our Closest Star System

European Southern Observatory officials confirm that they have discovered a new exoplanet candidate named Proxima b inside the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri - a red dwarf star in our closest  star system, Alpha Centauri.

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31May2019

Astronomers Find ‘Forbidden’ Planet in ‘Neptunian Desert’

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert around its star by agroup of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role. (more&helli

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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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