UK Astronomy

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 ...

WATCH: 'Rosetta' Space Craft Wakes Up To Start Comet-Hunting Mission

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

European Space Agency is preparing to wake up its most ambitious space craft ahead of a mission to land on a comet. The Rosetta space craft was lau...

BIG PICTURE: Nasa Photographs 'Hand Of God'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has photographed the eerie remains of an exploded star in Deep Space, nicknamed 'the Hand of God'. The picture seems to resemble a giant hand ...

Comet Ison Disappears On Slingshot Around The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Tech

The eagerly-awaited comet Ison, which was due to pass close to earth next month, is likely to have disintegrated after a close encounter with the sun....

How Best To See Comet ISON

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Tech

It's already visible through binoculars but Comet ISON is set to get even brighter in the coming weeks. So if you want to get a glimpse of the so-c...

Evidence Of Apocalypse Found In Distant Solar System

Huffington Post UK/UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Tech

Unnerving evidence of a devastating Apocalyptic event in a planetary system similar to our own has been uncovered. Astronomers studying a dying sta...

'Gateway To The Milky Way' (PICTURE)

Caters/The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

The 'Gateway to the Milky Way' was snapped by Dorset-based photographer Stephen Banks in this stunning unaltered image in Durdle Door. Taken at mid...

An Inside Job: Perceptions From a Simulated Universe

Chris Malla | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Malla

There's no definite proof that we are in a simulation, but additionally there's a lack of evidence to contrast the theory. With more and more evidence appearing out of the Bonn experiments, it's looking exceedingly likely that the simulation theory may become part of mainstream debate over the coming years.

10-Year-Old With Dreams Of Joining Nasa Aces Astronomy GCSE

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 10-year-old boy is "over the moon" after achieving a B grade in GCSE astronomy and becoming the youngest person to sit the exam. Monty Rix, from ...

WATCH: How Astronauts Adjust To Life Back On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Ever wondered how astronauts cope when they return to Earth - and specifically, how they adjust to the Earth's gravity? Well, wonder no more. Becau...