UK Astronomy

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 24.09.2015 | 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...

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...