Outer Space

Jupiter Has A Second 'Great Spot' And It's Even More Terrifying Than The First

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has a disorderly counterpart that lurks in the planet’s high altitude thermosphere. Discovered by astronomers at Leiceste...

NASA Will Make A Major Announcement About Its Search For Life Beyond Earth

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has scheduled a major press conference where it plans to reveal a new discovery about ‘ocean worlds in our solar system.’ While we don’t kn...

NASA Has Invested In A Fuel-Free Thruster That Could Propel Humans Into Another Solar System

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

An interstellar thruster, a Martian farming kit and an artificial gravity lift are just three of NASA’s latest investments. The space agency has ann...

Hubble Has Captured A Stunning Close-Up Portrait Of Jupiter

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech

Astronomers seized the opportunity to capture a stunning portrait of Jupiter as it made its closest approach to Earth in a year. The image was taken b...

This Could Be The Craft That Takes Humans To Mars

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech

NASA hopes to send astronauts to Mars by the 2030s in what’s set to be the most exciting space mission since Neil Armstrong touched down on the moon...

NASA Has Discovered How Mars Was Transformed Into A Barren Desert

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Tech

Billions of years ago, Mars was awash with water and cloaked in an abundant atmosphere. It might even have supported life. But over time, the Red Plan...

The Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Spacecraft Reaches A Record 677 Days In Orbit

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech

The Air Force’s X-37B spacecraft has now broken its own record by spending 677 days in space. The mysterious spy plane has become something of a fas...

Stunning Animation Shows Just How Large Our Solar System Really Is

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

Hearing that our solar system is pretty big probably doesn’t come as groundbreaking news. But now an animation has illustrated just exactly how expa...

NASA's Incredible New Plan Would Let Us See Details On The Surface Of Distant Planets

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech

NASA recently gave us our first tantalising glimpse of a newly discovered planet and well...honestly it was a little disappointing. You see the proble...

There's A Higher Chance That Life Spread Throughout This Star System Than Our Own

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech

Two Harvard University physicists have suggested that if alien life does exist on the newly discovered TRAPPIST-1 system then the chances of it spread...

This Is Our First Glimpse Of A Recently Discovered Star System That Could Host Life

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech

In February, NASA shook the astronomical community by announcing the discovery of seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star. Remarkably, three o...

NASA Exoplanet Discovery: Can These Planets Really Contain Alien Life?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours you might have noticed that NASA made a pretty huge announcement last night. NASA annou...

NASA Has Discovered Seven Earth-Like Planets Orbiting A Single Nearby Star

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something rather special: Not one, but seven Earth-like planets and they’re all orbiting a single st...

This Black Hole Has Spent Nearly A Decade Devouring A Star In A Record-Breaking Binge

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s the galactic equivalent of Christmas dinner: a black hole has torn apart a nearby star, and spent nearly a decade gorging on its remains. The s...

The ESO Has Revealed One Of The Most Dramatic Space Images We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all spotted animal shapes in clouds. Well, the Cat’s Paw Nebula is the celestial equivalent. Astronomers at the European Southern Observator...

The Universe Is Expanding So Fast It Could Rip Galaxies Apart

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech

How fast is the universe expanding? It’s one of the greatest puzzles of modern physics. But now a team of researchers claims to have cracked it, and...

Scientists Have Discovered A Nearby Planet That Could Support Life

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech

Astronomers are investigating whether a planet just 14 light years from Earth could support life. Critically, Wolf 1061c orbits within its solar syste...

NASA's Visiting A Metal Asteroid That's Worth More Than The Entire World Economy

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech

In 2023 NASA will visit Psyche, an asteroid that if caught and returned to Earth would have the potential to change the world as we know it. Located i...

Where's Voyager? NASA's Interstellar Map Reveals Its Location In Deep Space

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

Since 1977, NASA’s Voyager probes have travelled several billions of miles through space, further than any human-made object before them. So where e...

Two Suns Are Set To Merge And Explode, And We'll Be Able To Watch It Happen

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

In just five years’ time, two stars in a distant galaxy will collide, merge and then explode, and we’ll be able to watch the whole thing unfold. ...

This Astonishing Image Includes More Than 2,000 Black Holes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Tech

The X-ray below boasts the highest concentration of black holes ever seen. It shows 2,076, despite covering an area of space just two-thirds the size ...

Black Hole At The Centre Of Our Galaxy Is Spitting Out Planet-Sized Rocks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

We might all want to invest in a crash helmet, as it seems the vast black hole at the centre of our galaxy is regurgitating the stars it was meant to ...

A Mysterious Radio Signal From Deep Space Has Finally Been Traced To Its Origin

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

Fast Radio Bursts are one of the universe’s most tantalising mysteries. These huge cosmic signals appear and then disappear with almost no warning a...

In Space, No-One Can Hear You Scream

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students have invited members of the public to submit their loudest screams in order to test whether they can be heard in outer space. The Cambridg...

US And EU Develop Code Of Conduct For Outer Space

Melanie Hick | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Tech

The United States and the European Union have joined other nations in committing to an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. U...