UK Astronomy

The Last Man To Walk On The Moon Has Died

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

The last man to walk on the Moon, Eugene Cernan, died on Monday following ongoing health issues. The 82-year-old American was the final astronaut to ...

Astronomers Have Discovered A Massive Bulge In Venus' Atmosphere

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have finally discovered the cause of a massive bulge in Venus’ atmosphere. It is being caused by what is almost certainly the largest gra...

Man Has Row To Himself On Flight So Sets Up His Camera And Captures This...

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

With more and more of us flying on budget airlines, the idea of having space to spread out seems a little alien. Even extending your legs below the kn...

People Are Sharing This Stunning Image Of A Martian Impact Crater

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech

It might be seven years old, but this stunning photograph of a Martian impact crater never fails to impress. The colour-enhanced image, which present...

Planet Nine Could Actually Be A Rogue World Captured By Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech

Astronomers have been pondering the existence of a large ninth planet in the depths of our solar system ever since it was proposed back in 2014. Now a...

Scientists Have Discovered A 'Missing Element' Hidden Inside Earth's Core

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

Despite searching into the deep depths of the Universe there are still many things that we don’t understand about our own planet. One of those unkno...

A Stunning Comet Is Set To Pass Earth – This Is How To Spot It

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you’re spending New Year’s Eve in the US and you’re still working out your plan of action, bear this in mind – a comet is set to blaze a tr...

Scientists Have Discovered A Giant River Of Molten Iron Hurtling Towards Canada

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Tech

As you’re reading this, a river of molten iron as wide as the United Kingdom is silently, effortlessly hurtling towards Canada. The reason why no on...

This Planet-Eating Star Is A Horrifying Glimpse Into Our Own Fiery Fate

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Tech

Who needs a Death Star, when our entire planet could potentially be swallowed by our own Sun in the future anyway? A team of scientists who have been ...

Scientists Named This Planet Tatooine Because It's So Similar To Luke Skywalker's Home

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech

Sometimes science is stranger than fiction. In 2011, astronomers gazing out into the night sky identified a planet with twin suns, just like world Luk...

People Are Sharing This Stunning Photograph Of Pluto, That Made Science Fiction A Reality

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech

It may be 10 years since Pluto had its planet status taken away but that doesn’t stop it continuing to be pretty bloody impressive. People are now ...

Astronomers Can For The First Time Actually See Exoplanets

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech

For the first time ever astronomers have a tool that allows them to directly observe exoplanets and even look for extra terrestrial life. The new hard...

Forget Trump, There's A Supermoon

Andrew Robinson | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Robinson

That object up there which controls our tides and seasons, not our economy and election results, will be a proverbial stone's throw away from us.

Astronomers Have Discovered A 'Ghost Galaxy' Made Up Of 99.9% Dark Matter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered the largest ‘ghost galaxy’ in known existence, made up of 99.99% black matter. The discovery makes the galaxy, which h...

You Can't Notice It, But Something Weird Is Happening To Saturn's Rings

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Tech

It might be over a decade since the Cassini space probe first identified Saturn’s Daphnis moon, but we are still no closer to knowing what it looks ...

Astronomers Discover Second Earth, Just Outside Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists claim to have found the ‘closest ever’ second-Earth, just outside our solar system. A report from the German Weekly news magazine Der S...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 UK: When and How to See It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

It’s that time of year again, when the Perseids meteor shower will be shooting across our skies and we’ll crane our necks to try and catch a glimp...

Scientists Discover Largest Ever 'Tatooine' Star Wars Planet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered the largest planet ever to orbit a double-star system. Named Kepler 1647b, the new discovery has a mass and radius similar...

This Astronomer Has What Might Be The Most Absurd NASA Conspiracy Theory Yet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech

There is no shortage of NASA conspiracy theories floating around on the internet. But the latest offering comes from “well respected” British fie...

Time and Consciousness

Bernard Carr | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech
Bernard Carr

The invocation of a higher dimension only generates a global flow of time, so it does not explain the sense of individual identity associated with the 1st person perspective. To accommodate this, one may need to account for another important aspect of consciousness: we cannot be aware of timescales which are too short or too long.

This Epic Video Explains Space Travel In A Language We Can All Understand

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

There's a legend that the spacecraft needed to take Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11 to the moon required less computing power than your average calculato...

The Festival that Could Induce Sleep on Your Kids

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Asking children to talk about nighttime worries during the day can help them to rationalise their fears and disperse them. Reassuring kids about where you are and how to find a light if they need it will help settle them ahead of the evening.

Woman Who Wanted To Mother 'Martian Baby' Will Never Get Her Wish

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Tech

A woman who wanted to be the first person to have a Martian baby has pulled out of the Mars One mission. Alas, dreams don't always come true. Maggi...

Pluto's Moons Are Acting Like A Group Of Drunken Teenagers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

A demoted 'planet' and its moons appear to be having a bit of a boozy time. Researchers from the University of Maryland have a published a paper in...

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Entries Are In - And The Pictures Are Out Of This World

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Entries for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition are in, with some truly spectacular images showcased. Now in its seventh ...