UK Astronomy

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...

A Telescope Has Detected A Huge Radio Burst Just Days After Being Switched On

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech

Less than four days after it had begun its search, the Australia Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder telescope detected a huge ‘fast radio burst’ fr...

The First True-Colour Images Of Saturn's Polar Vortex Are Stunning

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

During its 12 year exploration of Saturn, NASA’s Cassini probe has returned some spectacular photography. Among the most striking photos are those o...

'Second Earth' Just Four Light Years Away Could Be Habitable, According To Scientists

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

A planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star may feature a stable climate that could support life, according to new research. Proxima b, which lies...

Cassini Images: Probe Relays Staggering Photo Of Titan's Atmosphere

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech

Cassini has returned a striking photo of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn’s moon Titan. The image was captured as the probe ma...

NASA's Latest Image Reveals The Savage Beauty Of Jupiter's South Pole

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

NASA’s latest image of Jupiter is perhaps its most stunning yet for the simple reason that it shows us a side of the gas giant that we almost never ...

New Footage Shows Cassini's First Death-Defying Dive Over Saturn

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has released a movie sequence of images captured during Cassini’s first death-defying dive in between Saturn and its rings. The footage compris...

This 1.6 Billion Pixel Image Of A Neighbouring Galaxy Will Make Your Head Hurt

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech

Space is so unfathomably big that trying to get your head around it is an easy way to give yourself a headache. Try not to dwell on that for too long ...

Listen To The Eerie Sound Of The Giant Void Between Saturn And Its Rings

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has released an eerie sound recording taken by Cassini from the huge void that exists between Saturn and its rings. While the recording is full o...

NASA's Cassini Probe Snaps A Spectacular Shot Of Earth In Between Saturn's Rings

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech

Before NASA’s Cassini probe began its final few orbits of Saturn, it returned a stunning photo of Earth dwarfed by the gas giant’s iconic rings. T...

Planets With Two Suns Could Support The Conditions For Life

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Tech

Double rainbows and double sunsets are among the spectacular features that would welcome a visitor to a planet with two suns. Now NASA has offered ano...

The Pink Moon Isn't Called Pink For The Reason You Might Suspect

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Tech

The Pink Moon is one of astronomy’s biggest misnomers. Tonight’s full moon (11 April) will be spectacular, but it won’t be pink. The first full ...

This Is The Dramatic Moment When Two Young Stars Collided Into Each Other

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech

Everything about space is huge. From neutron stars so powerful that their gravity could distort every atom in your body to galactic collisions so grea...

Scientists Discover An Earth-Like Planet With An Atmosphere For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Tech

The discovery of an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet has raised hopes that worlds beyond our solar system could support life. While GJ 1132b is ...

Scientists Suggest That 68% Of The Universe Doesn't Exist

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Tech

The cause of the universe’s accelerated expansion is one of the most hotly contested topics in modern physics. Many scientists believe that dark ene...

Astronomers Have Witnessed A Mysterious Cataclysmic Event From 10 Billion Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Tech

A mysterious flash of X-rays captured in the deepest X-ray image ever taken has baffled astronomers. The ultra-bright burst is believed to have origin...

Scientists Discover The First Ever Backwards Asteroid That Shares An Orbit With A Planet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an asteroid that flies around the sun in the same orbit as a planet, but in the opposite direction. Asteroid 2015 BZ509 mir...

Architects Designed A Skyscraper That Hangs From An Orbiting Asteroid

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

Why build skyscrapers from the ground up when you can hang them off asteroids and fly them around the Earth? That’s the logic behind a bonkers new c...