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Proof: You Can Never Have Too Many Aurora Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has something of a knack for capturing the Earth at its most serene. With the eyes of a hawk she's been captu...

Stunning New Image Of Space Reveals New Galaxies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Tech

This image might look like the edge of the known universe, but actually it's a stunning new view of our galaxy and beyond. Captured using the E...

Hubble Does It Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech

This is NGC 5023. It's over 30 million light years away, which should give you just some idea of how powerful Hubble truly is. Viewed from the ...

This Is The Solar Eclipse From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

THIS is the solar eclipse from space, and as you can imagine it's every bit as impressive as you were hoping. It's a stunning image, with the Sun's fl...

ESA Are About To Find Out If Philae Has Survived

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists are about to turn on Rosetta's communication system in the hopes of getting a signal from the crash-landed Philae probe that landed on Come...

This Teenage Star Is A Swirling Mass Of Light And Dust

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has managed to produce another incredible picture in 2015, this time showing us a rare glimpse of a young star env...

Galactic Cores Are 'Trillion Sun' Tornadoes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Tech

Supermassive black holes are giant tornadoes, sucking in matter while at the same time creating vast cosmic winds which throw it back into deep in...

Rosetta Takes Most Amazing Comet Pictures Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has released the closest pictures yet of the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko -- that is, if you don’t count t...

'X-Wing' Departs Space Station (In Real Life)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech

There are no X-Wings. But there are space vehicles that actually exist which look like X-Wings. And occasionally they are filmed leaving the Intern...

Europe Launches Space Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Tech

An experimental ‘space plane’ has been launched by the European Space Agency. The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle blasted off atop a Vega roc...

Mars Isn't Just A Red Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech

When you think of Mars you'd be forgiven if the first words that pop into your head are 'Red Planet', or 'Chocolate Bar'. The fact is that the...

The Universe Has A Sense Of Humour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

NASA/ESA's Hubble telescope has captured a pair of galaxies which look as though they're 'smiling' back down at us. Galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 ...

Spooky Image Of 'Jupiter's Ghost' Taken In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Jupiter’s Ghost. It sounds like a terrible sci-fi film, or a portent of something awful occurring in the solar system. It’s neither. In fact it...

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...