Solar System

You Can't Notice It, But Something Weird Is Happening To Saturn's Rings

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Tech

It might be over a decade since the Cassini space probe first identified Saturn’s Daphnis moon, but we are still no closer to knowing what it looks ...

Scientists Discover Mystery Object Beyond Neptune That Orbits The Sun Backwards

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a mystery object in the depths of the solar system which orbits the sun backwards at an unusual tilt. The icy world is be...

10 Astonishing Facts About Jupiter

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Tech

NASA‘s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered orbit around the gas giant Jupiter. After five years and 1.7 billion miles the tennis court-sized pr...

Humans Are One Step Closer To Living On Mars As Martian Food Is Deemed Safe To Eat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists are one step closer to making sci-fi dreams come true - allowing humans to live on Mars (and meaning Matt Damon wouldn't need to be rescued...

Astronaut Tim Peake's Most Stunning Instagram Pictures Taken In Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Tech

British astronaut Major Tim Peake is returning to earth at 10.15 BST on Saturday after having spent six months on the International Space Station. Des...

New Milky Way Molecule Could Solve The Mystery Of Life On Earth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers are one step closer to answering one of life's biggest mysteries after discovering a chiral molecule in interstellar space. These chiral m...

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...

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...