Solar System

We're Witnessing an Energy Revolution, Not Transition, Stupid

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

We are witnessing an energy revolution. The question is, how far can this revolution go towards changing the face of the energy industry and as a result, the social and economic complexion of the world around us?

Astronomers Have Discovered A New Planet In Our Own Back Yard

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers Michael Brown and Konstantin Batygin announced on Wednesday evidence of a hitherto unknown giant planet hidden in the dark depths of the s...

Nuclear Electricity Generation Belongs to the Past Not the Future

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So the British government's response to climate change is to go nuclear. The Hinkley Point nuclear power station is to be built jointly by Chinese com...

Someone Built A Mind-Blowing Scale Model Of The Solar System In The Desert

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Tech

Every single model of the solar system that you've seen has been completely inaccurate, and this video proves it. Filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie...

NASA Has Discovered The Majestic 'Lonely Mountain' Of Ceres

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Tech

As NASA's Dawn probe moves in closer to the dwarf planet Ceres it's as though a giant veil of fog is being lifted from the lens. With the veil now ...

This Picture Is So Rare You'll Never See It Again In Your Lifetime

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech

Savour this, because we'll probably never see it again. The Hinode Solar Optical Telescope has captured a stunning 'once in a lifetime' picture of ...

The Moon Could, Theoretically, Hit The Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Now the Moon is pretty big. In fact, the Moon is 3,476km in diameter, that's around the same distance as travelling from New York to Beijing. With ...

This Is What The Speed Of Light Feels Like

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Imagine you're a photon of light. Actually, don't imagine you're a photon of light, it's probably very boring and you wouldn't be able to see any of t...

Incredible Facts About Our Solar System

Alltime Numbers | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

How old really is our solar system? Which planet has the biggest ocean of all?...

If Another Star Replaced The Sun, This Is What It Would Look Like

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech

What would happen if another star replaced our sun? Well, almost inevitably the world would be destroyed in a calamitous, unknowable combination of...

The Man Who Discovered Pluto Is Going To Pluto

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

NASA's New Horizons probe has finally come within reach of the tiny planet Pluto where it'll begin studying the small ball of ice and its orbiting moo...

'Revolutionary' Picture Depicts 'Baby' Planets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

A 'revolutionary' new picture has captured an early solar system in stunning detail showing 'baby' planets still forming among the dust clouds that su...

This Diagram Effortlessly Shows How Tiny Earth is

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

Earth is pretty big, for humans at least. On a cosmological scale however it's a speck of dust compared to the planets and stars that surround us. ...

This (Real) Trip Around Triton Takes 25 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech

Exactly 25 years ago NASA's Voyager space craft sailed past Neptune's moon Triton. Now we can see what it really looked like. Newly restored fo...

SpaceX Admits It Wants To Colonise The Solar System

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk's private space company has admitted it has designs on colonising the Solar System within 100 years. SpaceX presiden...

Scientists Are Thinking Of Ways To Terraform Venus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech

Arguably humanity is already terraforming Earth (and not for the better). But scientists are already thinking of ways of transforming other planets...

The Mars Curiosity Rover Took An Incredible Picture Of Itself

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Mars Curiosity rover is by far everyone's favourite space-exploring drone, but the Martian landscape has taken its toll and as this incredible new...

NASA Wants To Send A Drone To Explore Titan

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

NASA really wants to explore Saturn's Moon Titan - and for good reason. For one thing, it is the only other world in our solar system which has liquid...

This Really Looks Like There Is A Planet-Sized UFO Next To The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech

An unusual shape next to the Sun has caused consternation this weekend, after the internet noticed it looked extremely like a planet-sized alien space...

NASA Can't Get You To Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

Well this is depressing. A report by the National Research Council has declared that in its current form NASA simply can't get people to Mars. Comm...

Something Weird Is Happening To The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech

When it comes to the Sun, you should always expect to be surprised. The latest oddity spotted on the surface of the ball of plasma on which all lif...

WATCH: This Is What 100,000 Asteroids Look Like As They Orbit The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

This is our Solar System. Those things flying around it are asteroids. And yes, you should be scared. This new animation is the work of a group...

Mysterious Ribbon Of Energy At The Edge Of The Solar System 'Still Mysterious' Report Scientists

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

There is a mysterious "ribbon of energy" near the edge of the Solar System. But as it turns out? That's really helpful. The strange band of part...

Nasa Maps Largest Moon In The Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has produced a remarkable map of the largest moon in the Solar System. Ganymede, Jupiter's titanic moon and the largest in our local space nei...

Nasa Moon Probe Takes Photo Of Other Nasa Moon Probe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has a host of probes out there in the solar system looking at all manner of parts of space and occasionally they cross paths. Even better, the...