Planets

Astronomers Discover Second Earth, Just Outside Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists claim to have found the ‘closest ever’ second-Earth, just outside our solar system. A report from the German Weekly news magazine Der S...

Scientists Discover A Star Surrounded By Snow

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have for the first time seen a water snowline surrounding a young star in an infant solar system. The protoplanetary disk and its snowline...

A Tiny Dwarf Planet Has Been Discovered On The Edge Of Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a tiny dwarf planet swinging through the outer reaches of our solar system. The new world, which is half the size of Eart...

Scientists Have Worked Out When Aliens Will Make Contact

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

The big question, for those scanning the skies for extra-terrestrial life, is: when will aliens make contact? In fact, it's hard to believe they haven...

Scientists Discover Largest Ever 'Tatooine' Star Wars Planet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered the largest planet ever to orbit a double-star system. Named Kepler 1647b, the new discovery has a mass and radius similar...

Everything You Need To Know About Mercury Transitioning The Sun

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Tech

LIVESTREAM: See Mercury's Transit Across The Sun Mercury is set to transit across the sun today between 11.12am GMT to 18:42pm. The next time our ...

Kevin Geddes Brings the Evel to London Fashion Week

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Kevin is bold. Immediately I get the sense he is telling me his story. The real one. Not the image-conscious one covered in a veneer of glossy hindsight bias. Kevin tells me straight - "I don't think the story behind the clothes has to be important". He doesn't feel the need to make anything up - verbally or sartorially.

Everything You Need To Know About The Blue Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Tech

On the night of the 31st July a 'blue' moon will rise above skies across the world. The phenomena occurs when two of the full natural satellites ...

Teenager Discovers A New Planet - While On Work Experience

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who was on work experience with an astrophysics professor has been informed he actually discovered a new planet during his week at a univer...

15-Year-Old Goes On Work Experience And Casually Discovers A Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech

A 15-year-old boy doing work experience at Keele University has become the youngest person to discover a planet. Tom Wagg who is now 17 years old, ...

Pluto's Moons Are Acting Like A Group Of Drunken Teenagers

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

A demoted 'planet' and its moons appear to be having a bit of a boozy time. Researchers from the University of Maryland have a published a paper in...

Solar Eclipse Proves We Cannot Trust the Sun

James Moran | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy
James Moran

The Sun is in fact a spherical ball of molten hot plasma with a diameter about 109 times that of the Earth. Not sounding so nice anymore, right?

The Universe's Most Ancient Planets Formed 12 Billion Years Ago

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, give or take a few million years. By comparison our Earth is only about 4.54 billion years old - mean...

Alien World Has Water Vapour... And Maybe Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered water on a distant world the size of Neptune. The planet HAT-P-11b (natty name) is located in the constellation of Cygn...

All The Planets, Aligned In One Beautiful Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech

There are so many beautiful pictures of our Solar System, it can be difficult to keep up. This picture helps you put it in perspective. One Img...

Name Your Own Alien Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

From 2015 you'll finally be able to name your own planet, ending a policy that has resulted in some of our most fascinating discoveries being titled '...

This Is The Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Discovered

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Tech

A 'super-Earth' planet has been discovered a relative 'stone's throw' from our Solar System. Gliese 832 C might be the planet most capable of suppo...

'Habitable' Exo-Planet Found Orbiting Distant Red Dwarf Star

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech

A Nasa researcher has reportedly found the first Earth-sized planet in the 'Habitable' zone of another solar system. The find has been made by Nasa...

'Earth's Twin' Discovered In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

An alien world so similar to Earth that it's been described as our 'twin' has been discovered in deep space. The only differences? It's 60% bigger,...

There May Be 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

There may be up to 20 billion habitable planets in our galaxy, scientists have said. About one in five stars which researchers have been able to st...

LOOK: This Is The Best Picture Ever Taken Of Saturn

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

This might be the best photo ever taken of Saturn. Well, sort of taken. But sort of made too. This image is the combined work of Nasa's Cassini ...

Strange 'Super Earth' Might Have An Atmosphere Of Plasma Water

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Tech

A so-called 'Super-Earth' planet has been discovered far from our Solar System which has an atmosphere made of 'plasma' water. The strange world of...

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...

Rare Star Alignment May Open Up Search For Our Nearest Alien Neighbours

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech

A rare alignment of stars will give scientists the chance to find the closest alien world to our Solar System. Astronomers around the world are cur...

Is This End Of Kepler?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system suffered a potentially catastrophic setback as its Kepler telescope broke down in orbit ...