Astrophysics

This Future Astronaut Believes Space Exploration is Worth the Cost

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech
The Cambridge Union Society

Where we diverged in opinion with the opposition was both on calculating the cost of space exploration and on calculating the true cost that neglecting to progress into the cosmos would bring to humanity.

Massive Radio Burst Detected In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

A sudden, hugely powerful radio blast has been detected in a distant corner of the universe before falling almost instantly silent. Scientists do n...

FIRST LOOK: The Intimate Story Of One Of The World's Greatest Minds

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Stephen Hawking has long fascinated many more than just students of the astrophysics he has been exploring for the last half-century. "He could mo...

Neutrinos with the Euclid Space Telescope

Anais Rassat | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech
Anais Rassat

Euclid is a space telescope planned for launch in 2020 by the European Space Agency, and will make a map of the distribution of billions of galaxies in the Universe. This will make it possible to map the history and evolution of the dark Universe, which is the name given to describe everything we do not understand about the Universe.

Earth-Like Planet In 'Our Backyard' May Harbour Advanced Life

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Earth-like planets could be all around us - and some may harbour life more advanced than on Earth, astronomers believe. A space telescope has found...

Beyond the Standard Model: The String Controversy

Théo Le Bret | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech
Théo Le Bret

In a couple of days, the final results on the search for the Higgs at CERN will be publicised, so in the meantime, I would like to dwell a bit on what comes after. Indeed, if the Higgs is found, this will only have confirmed, once more, that the Standard Model of Particle Physics was right, and was able to predict the existence of a new, exotic particle.

White Dwarf Stars Consume Earth-Like Exoplanets: PICTURES

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Tech

Four white dwarfs have been spotted with the disintegrated remains of Earth-like exoplanets. The stars appear to have consumed the exoplanets, whi...

The Whole Universe In One Photo

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has unveiled an astounding new image of our galactic neighbourhood - a new star atlas for the entire universe. The atlas includes a catalogue...

Black Hole Eats Its Prey - WATCH

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Tech

The "super massive" black hole at the centre of our galaxy is luring its prey steadily towards, and we can witness it for the first time ever. The...