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This Isn't A Prop From 'Interstellar'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

This menacing looking craft is the Intermediate Experimental Vehicle, it's an unmanned test craft that'll lay the foundations for a crew delivery ...

Lightning From Space Looks Like The End Of The World

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Lightning looks pretty cool from the ground. It looks awesome on a volcano. From space? It looks like an alien nightmare. This footage was recor...

Massive Asteroid To Fly Dauntingly Close To Earth

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

NASA says that an asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is set to fly dramatically close to Earth later this month. But there's no reason ...

This Is Not A Van Gogh. It Is The Galaxy.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

This picture of the galaxy might look it's created by the brush strokes of Van Gogh or Turner. But in fact it's just the magnetic fields present ev...

This Tribute To Space Travel Might Make You Tear Up

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

The following clip by Max Shiskin is getting huge amounts of attention online this week for its moving tribute to space travel. Sorry, that's space...

European Astronaut Sees 'Almost Alien' Light Approaching Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

When ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti started her approach to the International Space Station for the first time, nothing could have prepared her ...

16 Incredible Space Missions Europe Is Launching Before 2024

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency successfully landed a space craft on a comet last month - but it's not stopping there. In fact there are 16 mission laun...

This Is The Patch Our First Astronaut Will Wear To Space

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

Tim Peake, the UK's first astronaut, has chosen the iconic mission patch that he'll wear throughout his stay on the International Space Station in 201...

Comet v Arse: Comet Wins by Half a Billion Miles

Brendon Burns | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

The Internet was ubiquitously lamenting that while humankind was reaching further out into space than we've ever dared, we were still more self-obsessed, facile and inward-looking than ever. Kam's arse was the epitome of our own navel - capturing our collective gaze.

An Open Letter to Dr Matt Taylor

Edward Falzon | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Falzon

Please allow me to congratulate you and your colleagues for an extraordinary accomplishment. Of the 7 billion people on this planet, I doubt more than a few thousand have the capacity to fully understand how complicated the Rosetta project is. I am certainly not one of those few-thousand people.

This Is What It Looks Like When You Bounce Off A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's comet lander was a huge success last week -- even though the craft actually bounced about half a mile across the surface a...

Comet Lander May Attempt To 'Hop' To Safety

The Huffington Post UK/P | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has made a last-ditch attempt to drill into the surface of a comet as the batteries on its lander quickly wear down. In a...

The Comet Landing Was Faked, Say A Depressing Amount Of People

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: As several readers have pointed out, the Landover Baptist Church is a parody site. Clearly we should have realised that. Apologies. Humani...

Europe's Space Odyssey Shows What EU Cooperation Can Achieve

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

None of the nations involved could have hoped to achieve this goal single-handedly. None would even have attempted it. None of the international experts who came together would ever had a chance to be part of something this complex, enriching, fascinating and, yes, just plain exciting, without the European Space Agency... It's cost us 10 years, millions of pounds and man-hours but the result of this amazing feat of European co-operation, fundraising, co-ordination and joint research is truly priceless.

This Rosetta Scientist's Reaction To Comet Landing Is Just Priceless

The Huffington Post UK/P | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

When the European Space Agency managed to successfully land the Philae probe on a comet, lots of scientists were understandably thrilled. But none ...

#ESA Not #NASA

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency (ESA) landed on a comet on Wednesday in a remarkable first for space exploration. Not NASA. Unfortunately it's almost ...

#WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

When the ESA's humble spacecraft Philae touched down on the surface of a comet it became clear that history had been made. Naturally where there's ...

We Actually Landed On A Comet Three Times

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: The BBC is reporting that the Philae lander is now "stable" and is sending back images to ESA. Until ESA makes an official statement we'll tak...

Humanity Lands On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has successfully landed a space probe on the surface of a comet. The Philae lander softly touched down on comet 67P/Chury...

Rosetta Landing Is 'Most Difficult In Space History'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The attempt to land the Philae space probe on a comet is "the most difficult landing in space history" experts have said. The landing - which is cu...

The Rosetta Probe Is Absolutely Adorable (On Twitter)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Philae lander has separated from the Rosetta space probe, and is currently making its slow way towards the surface of Comet 67P. None of the ab...

Captain Kirk Wishes Rosetta Well

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Clearly everyone is hoping that the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander will successfully make it to the surface of Comet 67P...

Rosetta Mission: A Visual History In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

A successful landing of the Philae probe on Comet 67P would mark the culmination of a mission that began with the launch of Rosetta 10 years ago. ...

Now We Know What A Comet Smells Like

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

Let's just be clear - a comet doesn't really 'smell' of anything. Were you to expose your nostrils to its odour in deep space, you would instantly fre...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Rosetta Will Land On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

We all know that ESA's spacecraft Rosetta is about to send a probe to land on a comet. What we're not all clear on is exactly how that miracle is a...