Outer Space

A Nearby Frozen Planet May Once Have Supported Life

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech

A frozen planet, in the nearby Trappist-1 system may have been warm and habitable for hundreds of millions of years, say scientists. Trappist-1 is a s...

Sperm That Were Sent To Space Have Passed A Fertility Test

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers have successfully bred a litter of mice pups using sperm that was frozen and then stored at the International Space Station. The scientist...

Humans Have Accidentally Created A Giant Protective 'Forcefield' Around Earth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Humans have long been changing our landscape here on Earth, for better and for worse, but now NASA has confirmed that we are shaping our near-space en...

NASA Photographs Have Captured Bizarre Flashes Of Light Coming From Earth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

Parked one million miles away from Earth, a NASA space camera has been taking photographs of our blue planet for the last twelve months. Now given tha...

This Nebula Is The Remains Of A Supernova So Bright You Could See It From Earth In 1054

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech

NASA has stitched together images from five space telescopes to produce the most detailed ever image of the Crab Nebula. The composite view of the sup...

Scientists Discover Icy Planet Dubbed 'Earth's Frozen Twin'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an icy planet with the same mass as Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit the sun. Dubbed ‘Earth’...

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...