UK Astronomy

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...

This Scientist Is Convinced Aliens Will Contact Earth 'Within 20 Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

A senior astronomer has claimed that aliens will contact humanity within 20 years. Seth Shostak, a senior researcher at SETI, told Popular Mechanic...

Did Hundreds Of People Just Imagine The Same Meteor?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Tech

A meteor so bright it was mistaken for a burning plane was spotted across America's East Coast last week - or was it? The American Meteor Associati...

Enormous Elevator To Space Is 'Possible' Says New Study

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

If we told you about a plan to build an elevator to space, you'd probably assume it was either an idea from science fiction, or else just something El...

Yes, That's Patrick Stewart Dressed As China's Moon Rover

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy

China's lunar rover 'Jade Rabbit' ran into technical problems - and had to bid adieu to the people of Earth. Check out Jon Stewart's take on it - with...

10 Things We Know Because They Were Put Down on Paper

Christian Toon | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

On Data Protection Day, we mark the importance of preserving and extracting value from information with a list of ten things we only know because the paper records were protected.

Scientists Discover 'River Of Hydrogen' In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a vast 'river' of hydrogen in deep space. The massive 'field' of diffuse gas is thought to act as a ...

Dark Matter Web 'Underneath' The Universe Seen For The First Time

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A 'web' of dark mater underneath the visible universe has been seen by scientists for the first time. Dark matter is the counter-intuitive substanc...

WATCH: 'Rosetta' Space Craft Is Awake!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A European comet-chasing spacecraft that has been in hibernation for almost three years has woken up and sent its first signal back to Earth. The E...

Scottish Scientists Granted £250K To Build Alien Detection Laser

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A team of Scottish scientists have been awarded a grant of £250,000 to build an alien detector. Sploid alerts us to the work of Professor Derryck ...