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Comet v Arse: Comet Wins by Half a Billion Miles

Brendon Burns | Posted 18.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 13.11.2014 | 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...

Humanity Lands On A Comet

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

Humanity has landed on a comet for the first time. After a ten year, billion-euro mission that took the Rosetta space craft on a journey of more th...

In Space, Even New Zealand Has The Aurora

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Tech

Astronauts on the International Space Station have captured what might be some of the most stunning aurora footage yet as they passed over New Zealand...

Rosetta's Landing Site Is Named...

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

Agilkia. That is the name of the spot on the head of a comet where the European Space Agency might be about to pull off one of the most remarkable...

Turns Out Space Can Be As Scary As You Thought

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst has captured some truly haunting images of the International Space Station at 'night', or rather, when the astronauts go...

'Ghost Galaxies' Discovered In Deepest Regions Of Space

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope has seen some amazing things in the sky since it was launched in 1990. Until now it hadn't actually seen any ...

The Rosetta Comet Is Showing Some Strange Activity

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech

Rosetta comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is beginning to show some high levels of activity with increased dust trails spreading to the entire length of...

What Is Lord Freud Worth?

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

It is perhaps natural to confuse real human worth with salaries, celebrity or power - it's not an uncommon mistake - what is really upsetting is to see this error turned into an ongoing policy which crushes disabled people or indeed any group that the powerful deem less worthy.

The ISS From Earth Is A Beautiful Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech

While we've all seen Earth from the perspective of the International Space Station it's not often that you find a view of the ISS from the perspective...