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Discover more about astronomy

Astronomy is the study of our universe, including the Sun, planets, Moon and stars. Use these links to find out more about astronomy. 

Naming a star 
Read the International Astronomical Union's (IAU) official view on "buying" a star.

Australia Telescope National Facility 
Read about Australia’s major radio astronomy research facility. The facility operates the Australia Telescope, a set of eight individual radio telescopes, for national and international use.

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia 
The world's most comprehensive interactive database of extrasolar planets updated daily since 1995. Read about the discovery of extrasolar planets (planets orbiting other stars).
Find out what’s happening around our nearest star, the Sun, as well as information about passing asteroids and much more.

European Space Agency (ESA)
The ESA is Europe's gateway to space. Read about space missions and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

European Southern Observatory (ESO)
The European Southern Observatory is a multinational consortium and one of the world's most productive astronomical observatories. Read about new scientific discoveries.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
NASA is a United States government agency that is responsible for science and technology related to air and space.

NASA Cassini-Huygens: mission to Saturn and Titan
Follow the progress of the Cassini spacecraft. The United States spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn in July 2004.

NASA Hubblesite 
Learn about the Hubble Space Telescope – an observatory that is orbiting 600 kilometres above Earth. This website includes latest news and images of our universe.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
Daily news about the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s explorations of the Solar System.

NASA Mars Exploration Program 
Details about past and current United States robotic missions to Mars.

NASA space calendar 
Calendar of events and anniversaries coming up in space exploration and astronomy. 
A news round-up of fascinating developments in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, space exploration and Earth observation science.

04 February 2019