UK Astronomy

This Incredible Video Of Mars Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

As the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flies over Mars, its HiRISE camera captures high-resolution photos of the planet’s rugged surface. Tens of thousa...

Astronomers To Peer Into A Black Hole For The First Time With New Event Horizon Telescope

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been "seen". But this could now be about to change as an international team of astronomers is connecting a number of telescopes on Earth in the hope of making the first ever image of a black hole.

Mysterious Radio Bursts Could Be Evidence Of Alien Spaceships

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech

Fast radio bursts are among the most mysterious phenomena in the universe and have baffled astronomers for years. Now, researchers at Harvard have sug...

NASA Reveals Stunning New Image Of A Supernova Discovered 30 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Tech

Discovered 30 years ago, Supernova 1987A is one of the brightest exploding stars of the last four centuries. To commemorate its anniversary, NASA has ...

Video Game Players Are Actually Going To Help Us Find New Planets

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Players of the science fiction game EVE Online are set to get a dose of science fact after developers announced a crowdsourced search for exoplanets. ...

Take A 360-Degree Tour Of The New Planets That Could Be Hosting Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

If you are anything like us, the first thing you want to do when new neighbours move in next door, is have a nosey round. So it makes sense that on di...

Dwarf Planet Ceres Has The Key Ingredients For Life

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech

Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, boasts the key ingredients for life, a new study has found. It reveals that NASA...

You Can Help NASA Find The Mysterious Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Tech

In the depths of our solar system lies a ninth planet ten times the size of Earth – or so goes the theory. Now astronomers at Arizona State Universi...

Scientists Have Discovered A 'Super Earth' In A Nearby Solar System

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech

An international group of astronomers have discovered what they’re called a “super-Earth” and it’s not too far from our own solar system. In a...

Astronomers Have Discovered A Nearby Star With All The Building Blocks For Life

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech

As complicated as it may now be, life on Earth is derived from just four elements: nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. But the planet hasn’t alwa...

A Beautiful Green Comet Is Going To Light Up The Night Sky Tonight

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech

Stargazers in the UK will tonight be treated to something rather special. Appearing in the night sky will be Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova a stunn...

See Jupiter Like Never Before With This Stunning Photo Of Its Underbelly

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

As it orbits Jupiter, NASA’s Juno probe harvests data about the gas giant’s composition, atmosphere and gravity field. But the craft also provides...

How To Watch The Lunar Eclipse, Snow Moon And New Year Comet On The Same Day

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech

For fans of the night sky, it’s set to be a spectacular display. On Friday (10 Feb), a lunar eclipse, New Year comet and Snow Moon will coincide, pr...

This Mysterious Pulsar Is The Size Of Earth But 200,000 Times Heavier

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s not often that scientists discover something that has never been seen before, so when it does happen it’s a rather special event. Well scient...

Incredible Video Shows Planets Orbiting A Star 129-Light Years Away

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

An incredible new video shows direct images of four alien exoplanets orbiting a star. The stunning animation was created by University of California, ...

A Giant Martian Volcano Once Erupted Non-Stop For 2 Billion Years

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

A meteorite small enough to fit into the palm of a hand has revealed clues to Mars’s volcanic history – and what a history it is. Astronomers thi...

When The Sun Explodes And Earth Is Mere Dust Take Comfort Knowing It'll Look Absolutely Stunning

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

During its final coughs of existence, our Sun will have become a vast bloated red giant. Over a 100 million miles from centre to surface, this monstro...

These Vanishing Ice Volcanoes Are Among The Solar System's Strangest Phenomena

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Tech

Spewing water, ammonia and methane rather than molten rock, ice volcanoes are among the strangest geological phenomena in our solar system. Well, they...

A Search Has Begun For The 'Lost' Meteorites Of Antarctica

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists from the University of Manchester will soon be embarking on a truly remarkable adventure: To discover the ‘lost’ meteorites that have b...

NASA Reveals The Most Detailed Images Of Saturn's Rings Ever Taken

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech

NASA’s Cassini probe has returned the most detailed photographs of Saturn’s rings ever taken. The craft is currently on a death-defying journey th...

A Giant Black Void Is Pushing The Milky Way Through Space At An Incredible Speed

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech

You can’t feel it but you’re currently moving at an incredible speed. The Earth is spinning at around 1,600km/h while the Sun is steamrolling thro...

Hubble Telescope Captured An Amazing Aurora In Jupiter's Atmosphere

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech

We all know Earth’s own little aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, is pretty spectacular. But did you know we aren’t the only planet in our solar...

Stunning Picture Shows Tiny Moon Surfing On The Rings Of Saturn

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

Of the 62 confirmed moons that orbit Saturn, none has more pluck than Daphnis. A tiny dot compared to the gargantuan size of Saturn, Daphnis’ orbit ...

The Last Man To Walk On The Moon Has Died

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

The last man to walk on the Moon, Eugene Cernan, died on Monday following ongoing health issues. The 82-year-old American was the final astronaut to ...

Astronomers Have Discovered A Massive Bulge In Venus' Atmosphere

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have finally discovered the cause of a massive bulge in Venus’ atmosphere. It is being caused by what is almost certainly the largest gra...