UK Astronomy

7 Incredible Discoveries Made By NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech

After almost twenty years in space, Cassini’s adventure will be coming to an end today as it finally runs out of fuel and intentionally plunges into...

This Bizarre Exoplanet Actually Sounds Like Hell

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Tech

The conditions on our home planet don’t always seem that favourable, but now astronomers have learned more about an inhabitable exoplanet that quite...

When The World Is Not Enough: How To Find Another Planet To Live On

The Conversation | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation

The seafaring explorers of the 16th century famously found many new homes for humanity in faraway, unknown corners of the world. While it may seem that such colonisation has since ground to a halt, some have argued it is only a matter of time before humans start moving to "exoplanets" in foreign star systems. But how close are we to such an expansion?

Jupiter's Version Of The Northern Lights Have Got Scientists Utterly Baffled

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech

Jupiter’s beautiful auroras (or northern lights) function in much the same way as the northern lights here on Earth, except when they don’t. In a ...

For The First Billion Years The Universe Had No Light In it, Then Something Changed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you think about the Big Bang, a moment of dramatic expansion that allowed the universe to exist as we know it, you don’t tend to imagine total ...

Christian Radio Host: Eclipse Is A Sign Of The Work Of Satan

HuffPost | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Tech

Centuries ago, celestial events such as eclipses evoked deep superstition. And they still do for some people, as a Christian radio host claimed tha...

NASA Is Spoiling Us With This Achingly Beautiful Image Of Jupiter

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Tech

While NASA’s Cassini spacecraft might be on a collision course with Saturn we’re happy to report that its Juno spacecraft is still absolutely brin...

Australia Just Became Home To One Of The Largest Solar Projects In The World

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s largest solar thermal plant. Capable of generating a...

Australia Just Became Home To The World's Largest Solar Thermal Power Planet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s largest solar thermal plant. Capable of generating a...

Cassini Has Completed The First Of Its Thrilling Ultra-Close Flybys Of Saturn

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Tech

The Cassini spacecraft has carried out one of its closest ever flybys of the gas giant Saturn marking the start of the probe’s final mission. The NA...

The 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Produced Some Absolutely Stunning Pictures

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Tech

Generally regarded as the brightest in the UK, the annual Perseid meteor shower arrived in our skies this weekend, providing plenty of opportunity for...

Researchers Have Discovered Two Potential 'Super Earths' Just 12 Light Years Away

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech

A team of scientists have discovered what they believe to be two large Earth-like planets orbiting a star just 12-light-years away. The team, led by r...

This Is One Of The Best Images Of Jupiter We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has shared yet another absolutely stunning picture of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft that’s currently in orbit. The image, enhanced by ci...

Incredible Video Shows The Aurora Passing Over Saturn

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has captured a pretty extraordinary video of Saturn’s southern aurora using its Cassini spacecraft. While the footage might be grainy, and in b...

NASA Are One Step Closer To Proving Life Can Exist On Titan

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Tech

NASA’s scientists have made a major discovery that brings us one step closer to proving life can exist on Saturn’s moon Titan. They’ve found evi...

The Moon Has Large Water Deposits Hidden Under Its Surface, Contrary To What We All Believed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Tech

The moon is concealing large deposits of water trapped under its surface, despite scientists previously believing it had been totally dried out on for...

Astronomers Finally Know What Caused A Strange Radio Signal From Space

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from the Arecibo Observatory have finally found what they believe is the cause of a mysterious radio signal that was picked up during one o...

Feel Instantly Relaxed By Watching These Stunning Visual Soundscapes From Planet Earth II

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech

The world can be a stressful place. The daily news, work, social pressures can all build up over time and leave you feeling overwhelmed. Well the BBC...

These Are The First Close-Up Pictures Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just sent back the very first close-up pictures of Jupiter’s largest and most impressive storm, the Great Red Spot. In ...

This Video Of The Aurora From The ISS Will Make You Wish You Had Become An Astronaut

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

If it wasn’t bad enough that NASA astronauts get the prestige of being the only people to have left our atmosphere, they also get to see one of the ...

NASA's Going To Deflect An Asteroid Away From Earth By Firing A Fridge-Sized 'Bullet' At It

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has taken the next step in its bold mission to protect the planet from potentially lethal asteroids. Known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Tes...

Scientists Detect An Event So Powerful It Caused Ripples In The Fabric Of Space And Time

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have, for only the third time in history, detected another burst of gravitational waves. They are essentially ripples in the very fabric of...

Scientists Watch A Star Turn Into A Black Hole Before Their Very Eyes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech

It’s not everyday that you get to witness the birth of a black hole, and yet that it precisely what scientists believe they’ve seen. Using the Hub...

Jupiter's South Pole Is A Terrifying Hellscape Filled With Earth-Sized Cyclones

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has revealed that Jupiter’s poles are a spectacular collection of vast Earth-sized cyclones. This stunning picture taken by...

NASA Will Now Visit The Asteroid Worth 'Quadrillions' A Lot Sooner

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has officially fast tracked its mission to Psyche, an asteroid so rich in resources that if it were ever towed back to Earth it could collapse th...