Solar Eclipse Proves We Cannot Trust the Sun

James Moran | Posted 18.03.2015 | 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 ...

WATCH: Slumbering Black Hole Eats Planet 30 Times Mass Of Jupiter

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Tech

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WATCH: What Would It Look Like If The Moon Was Replaced By Other Planets?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech

What would happen if the Moon was replaced by other planets in the Solar System? Yes, in actuality probably a devastating gravitational tug resulti...

Nasa Exoplanet Archive Makes Search For Alien Worlds Public

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's archive of alien worlds has helped the public find new planets it might otherwise have missed. All of the exoplanets - worlds outside our so...

Alien Worlds 'Leave Electric Trails Around Dead Stars'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Tech

Alien worlds orbiting dead stars may be leaving 'electric trails' in space - and astronomers think they know how to find them. The strange planets ...

Many More Planets Could Harbour Life

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Tech

The consensus among scientists is that for a planet to be capable of harbouring life, it must have surface water and reside in the ”Goldilocks zone...

Heavens Above

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech

The first evidence of a star gobbling up a planet has been found by a team of international astronomers. The unlucky planet was devoured by a star ...

Snow On Mars: Scientists Making Stunning Discovery On Red Planet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed that if you can find a flight, you could ski on Mars. Well, sort of. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Tec...

Titan Spotted With Methane Lakes (For Humans To Fly Over)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Tech

Lakes of shimmering methane may be hiding amid an enormous desert of shifting sand dunes in the tropics of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Titan has ...

When Galaxies Collide: The Milky Way Is Doomed

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

The night sky looks peaceful at the moment, but over the next few billion years, the heavens are going to liven up a great deal, because our Milky Way...

Billions Of Potentially Habitable Planets May Exist In Our Galaxy

PA | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Tech

Billions of potentially habitable planets may exist in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to a study. Around 100 "super-Earths" may be found on o...

Planet Has 'Truly' Alien Sunset

PA | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Tech

There's nothing like a glorious sunset to make you feel like you are in another world - especially if it's green. Watching the sun go down on the p...