UK Astronomy

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 ...

We've Found Plenty of Nothin'

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Nick Abbot

Astronomers have just found nothing. Hold the front page! Actually, they have found so much nothing that it made the news. This nothing is in space, w...

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 cloud ...

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...