Jupiter's 'Red Spot' Is Shrinking And No One Is Sure Why

The Huffington Post UKL | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Jupiter's most famous distinguishing feature - other than just generally being a ridiculously huge gas giant is its Great Red Spot. This strange, s...

Nasa Maps Largest Moon In The Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has produced a remarkable map of the largest moon in the Solar System. Ganymede, Jupiter's titanic moon and the largest in our local space nei...

LOOK: Earth As Seen By Satellite Going 87,000 mph

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Tech

It may be the fastest man-made object ever in the history of... well, man, but that didn't stop Nasa's Juno satellite from taking a snap of Earth as i...

News Punch: Raining Diamonds - Branson's Island

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

If the divide between rich and poor needed to be brought sharply into focus any more than it already is, then Richard Branson feeling hard done by about receiving criticism over his Virgin Island home maybe, possibly being a tax haven - which it isn't, because he told everyone so - sharpens that focus like a magnifying lens on an ant who's fallen on hard times.

Nasa's Juno Satellite Becomes Fastest Man-Made Object Ever

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's Juno spacecraft has become the fastest man-made object in history - despite mysteriously partly shutting down. The Jupiter-bound satellite w...

Ancient Earth May Have Looked Just Like Jupiter's Moon Io

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Tech

Our planet might have once looked a lot like another world in our Solar System appears today - but no, it isn't Mars. Scientists now say that Jupit...

Massive Volcanic Eruption Spotted On Jupiter's Moon Io

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Tech

A massive volcanic eruption has been seen on Jupiter's moon Io that could have covered more than 30 square kilometres of its surface. Io is one of ...

Nasa's Juno Spacecraft Is Halfway To Jupiter...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's Juno spacecraft is halfway to Jupiter - but is headed back towards Earth. The Jovian-system-bound satellite will slingshot around our planet...

This Picture Of Jupiter Is Actually A CAKE

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced some pretty amazing pictures of Jupiter in its time. So has the Galileo Space Craft, and a bunch of other prob...

Tiny Submarine May Search For Life In The Ocean's Of Europa

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech

In The Guardian's remarkable last interview with sci-fi legend Iain Banks, the Culture author briefly listed the things he wished he'd be able to live...

Could There Be Life On Europa?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Tech

An essential ingredient for life has been identified in abundant quantities on Jupiter's moon, Europa. Hydrogen peroxide is used by life forms as f...

GIF: Watch A Volcano Erupt On Jupiter's Moon Io

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the Solar System - but its volcanoes are in the wrong place. That's the conclusion of Na...

GIF: Watch A Volcano Erupt On Jupiter's Moon Io

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the Solar System - but its volcanoes are in the wrong place. That's the conclusion of Na...

Alien World Is 'Seven Times Bigger Than Jupiter'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Tech

An alien world seven times the size of Jupiter has been found in a distant star system. Astronomers detected clouds of carbon monoxide and water va...

Titan's 'Nile' Is A 250 Mile River Of Methane

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Tech

A 400km river of methane discovered on Saturn's moon Titan has been dubbed a "miniature extraterrestrial version of the Nile river". The strange ri...

Boldly Go Where No Orchestra Has Gone Before

James Murphy | Posted 11.09.2012 | Home
James Murphy

As you walk through the museum's trove of wonders, above the models of rockets and mooncraft you hear orchestral music. It lures you upstairs to a free exhibit called Universe of Sound. Here you can experience classical music like never before.

Jupiter Has Two New Moons

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed that one of two new moons recently discovered orbiting Jupiter is the smallest ever found. The tiny moon, helpfully but n...

Jupiter Juice Mission Approved For Launch

PA | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists from British universities including University College London and Leicester are to play a key role in a one billion euro (£812 million) sp...

£695 Million Jupiter Juice Mission Set To Launch

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Tech

A mission to Jupiter is set to be approved tomorrow, when the European Space Agency meets in Paris. The Jupiter mission, which will cost £695 mil...

Venus And Jupiter Conjunction Separated By Just A Cat's Ears

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Tech

As stargazers across the world held their collective breath to witness Jupiter and Venus cuddling up in the night sky, this charming snap shows just h...

Venus And Jupiter To Align In Spectacular Close Pass

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Tech

Jupiter and Venus will appear to cross paths in a spectacular alignment in the night sky on Monday evening. While in reality the planets will be ex...

Voyager Probe Soon To Leave Solar System And Enter Inter-Stellar Space

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Tech

The Voyager 1 probe, launched by Nasa in 1977, is on the cusp of entering the inter-stellar void. In doing so, the spacecraft, which is currently 100 ...

Melanie Hick

Life Beyond Earth? Water Found On Jupiter's Moon Europa

HuffingtonPost.com | Melanie Hick | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Tech

A body of water the size of the U.S.'s Great Lakes has been found inside the ice-covered shell of Jupiter's moon Europa. The discovery has significant...

'Diamond Planet' Found Near Star

Posted 25.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A gem of a world made from diamond has been discovered orbiting a tiny spinning star 4,000 light years away. The "diamond plan...

A New World is Uncovered

Dr David Whitehouse | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK
Dr David Whitehouse

This week, one hundred and fourteen million miles away, in deep space, where the sun is a fainter source of light than it is at Earth, in the vast but not empty gap between the planets Mars and Jupiter, a new world is being uncovered.