UK Astronomy

Solar Eclipse Pictures: Best Images From Around The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

Millions have turned out to witness Britain enter the twilight zone of a near-total solar eclipse, despite much of the country being covered by cl...

10 Best Places To Watch The Solar Eclipse

PA | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

Where should you go to enhance your chances of experiencing the best sighting of the near-total eclipse on Friday? Central Engand, south west Engla...

This Is 12 Billion Times More Massive Than The Sun

PA | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech

A monster black hole powering "the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe" has been discovered that is 12 billion times more massive than the su...

Astronomer Makes Shock 'Simpsons' Revelation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech

An astronomer has discovered that ‘The Simpsons’ is not set in America. In fact, it’s not even in the same hemisphere as Springfield USA’s ...

Ever Heard The Wind On Jupiter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

In the vastness of space nobody can hear you scream, unless of course you're a gas giant and you have winds of up to 360km/h. It turns out that spa...

Spooky Image Of 'Jupiter's Ghost' Taken In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Jupiter’s Ghost. It sounds like a terrible sci-fi film, or a portent of something awful occurring in the solar system. It’s neither. In fact it...

The Universe's Most Ancient Planets Formed 12 Billion Years Ago

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, give or take a few million years. By comparison our Earth is only about 4.54 billion years old - mean...

Astrophotography For Beginners

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Astrophotography can be very daunting when you’re a beginner, especially if you’re not sure where to start. Do I need a telescope? Which one s...

Beautiful Comet Lighsts Up The Night Sky

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech

Everyone loves a good comet - so you might be surprised that there's actually a very decent one burning in the night sky above our heads right now -- ...

Ever Wondered What London Would Look Like During A Blackout?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

The streets of London would probably not be a great place to wander around with a DSLR camera during a total, extended blackout. But if you managed...

Someone's Created A Universe In A Box. And You Can Go There.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

This is Space Engine, it's a virtual recreation of the known universe that you can explore and travel around without the use of a supercomputer. It...

Volunteer in Space

Frontier | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech
Frontier

Space exploration has come to the forefront of the public's interest in recent years with success stories coming from all over the world. As well as the recent successes reported by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, the European Space Agency boast an impressive track record and is the world leader in environmental research into the ozone layer.

No, Halley's Comet Is NOT 'Back Early'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

No, Halley's Comet isn't coming back early. If you were to take the word of everyone from Metro and the Independent to the Kent Courier at face val...

You've Never Seen The Solar System Look Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

What does our solar system really look like? There are tons of visualisations which point out how vast and distant the spaces between our planetary...

There's A Total Lunar Eclipse On Wednesday...

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

Good news: there's a total Lunar eclipse on Wednesday 8 October. Bad news: if you live in the UK, you won't see it. The Lunar eclipse - in w...

Pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 has been crowned. British photographer James Woodend's stunning shot of an aurora over Vatnajökull Nationa...

Tiny Galaxy, Supermassive Black Hole

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

NASA has discovered that the smallest galaxy ever discovered actually has a supermassive black hole at the centre. The remarkable find is unique in...

This Is What A 'Supermoon' Looks Like From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

We already know that the Supermoon was spectacular this weekend. What we didn't know was just how spectacular it looked from space. Now we do. T...

Dont Panic! Fireball Over Australia Explained

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

A huge fireball that was seen over Australia has been finally explained as probably being nothing more than just 'space junk' and not an asteroid. ...

Mystery Cosmic Ray Volcano Erupts In The Night Sky

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech

A mysterious "hot spot" in the sky is emitting unusual numbers of powerful cosmic rays, say scientists. The discovery may shed new light on the ori...

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

It's that time of year again when we can marvel at the fascinating sights on offer in our universe - with help from some stunning photography. More...

Meteor Explodes Over Devon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech

An enormous fireball exploding over Devon has been caught on camera, and it's believed to be the largest explosion of its kind to be recorded in the ...

'Diamond Ring' Spotted In Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have spotted a beautiful - and fairly romantic - sight in deep space: a nebula shaped like an engagement ring. The remarkable image was...

The Daily Express Knows Something You Don't

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech

There's a rare cosmic event happening his week and the Daily Express have tenuously linked it to another astronomical phenomenon and have got uncharac...

Astronomers Just Found A Real Death Star, And It's Mind-Blowingly Scary

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech

The picture below isn't quite 'real' - but it does really happen. What you're looking at is an artist's conception of a literal 'Death' star, as it...