Outer Space

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...

Stephen Hawking: We Need To Colonise Mars But Encounters With Aliens 'Will Not End Well'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Tech

Professor Stephen Hawking told listeners of BBC Today programme that he thought humans would almost definitely colonise Mars, but he warned against en...

VIDEO: Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It's The Most Unlikely UFO Ever

Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

This video of a ‘new UFO sighting’ was sent into Huffington Post UK, offering ‘evidence’ of different life forms spotted from the window of a ...