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Another Big Step For Mankind Amid Plans To Return To The Moon And Build A Base

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Tech

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," Neil Armstrong said when humans first landed on the moon. It's been 46 years since those ...

No, That's Not The Eclipse

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Tech

Ah, the Cosmic Ballet Goes on. Except on Twitter, apparently, where the great Solar Eclipse of our age is largely being celebrated by the mass pos...

Northern Lights Spotted On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech

Cloud cover might have frustrated your attempts to see the northern lights this week, but not even a couple of hundred million miles of space has stop...

There Are Literally 'Billions' Of Planets With Life

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech

Billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have between one and three planets which could potentially support life, according to scientists. A...

Where Can You Buy Solar Eclipse Glasses?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech

SEE ALSO: 10 Best Places To Watch The Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse Selfies Could Cause Blindness Experts Warn Solar Eclipse Glasses Won't Save You ...

Mars One 'Astronaut' Turns On 'Reality TV' Space Mission

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Tech

The ‘Mars One’ project has already come under fierce criticism for perceived technical and financial flaws in its plan to send a manned, one-way m...

Mars Rover 'Short Circuits'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

NASA’s $2.5 billion Mars Rover Curiosity rover has experienced a short circuit on the surface of the red (or blue) planet. The space agency has h...

Believe It Or Not, There's A Space-Walking Astronaut In This Picture...

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Just in case you didn’t realise how big the International Space Station (ISS) actually is, Astronaut Terry Virts has put this into perspective for y...

So A US Military Satellite Just Exploded In Space

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Tech

A US Air Force satellite has exploded in space. But it’s fine, apparently: it’s happened before. The 20-year-old Defense Meteorological Satelli...

Mars Is Actually Blue

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech

You think Mars is red: And it is, in a rusty sort of way: Selfie stick not required. How I take self-portraits + why my arm isn't in the s...

The Earth Actually Has A Second Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech

Astronomers are increasingly learning that all of our most common models of the solar system are way, way too simple. Whether it’s dwarf planets pop...

The Earth Actually Has A Second Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech

Astronomers are increasingly learning that all of our most common models of the solar system are way, way too simple. Whether it’s dwarf planets pop...

This Is The Mars Rover. So Who's Taking The Photo?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech

There are a look of tricks hidden inside the $2.5 billion Mars Rover Curiosity. Among them are the ability to analyse complex soil samples for signs o...

'Eyeball Earth' Might Be The Key To Life

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Tech

The search for life on other worlds is one of the most intrinsically exciting frontiers in science — and also happens to be one of the most fascinat...

'Dating Is Hard When You Want To Die On Mars'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech

A British student recently selected as one of 100 candidates to go to, and die on the surface of Mars has admitted that the honour has made it more di...

Mars One Already Facing A Two-Year Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Tech

We already knew that the Mars One mission to land astronauts on a hellish deathscape within ten years faced technical issues, such as, for instance, a...

Alien Star Passed Close To Our Sun Just 70,000 Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

An ancient, alien star passed through our solar system just 70,000 years ago, astronomers have discovered. The rogue star came five times closer to...

Tiny Moons Of Pluto Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

NASA has unveiled dramatic new images of two small moons orbiting Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft is currently hurtling towards the dwarf planet...

This Is Why The Mars One 'Hopefuls' Are Probably Not Going To Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Tech

The five British ‘hopefuls’ for a private (non-profit) manned mission to Mars have been announced. Based on current technical, logistical, fina...

Big Bang 'May Not Have Happened' Says Fringe Theory

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Tech

A new model of quantum mechanics has suggested that the Big Bang might not have actually happened. It’s a fringe theory at this point — the vast m...

'I Would Die On Mars'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

The thing about the Mars One project -- a private, mass-participation initiative to send a group of hardy colonists to die on Mars -- is that by most ...

The Earth From ISS Is Still Surprisingly Spectacular

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech

That the Earth is beautiful from space is no surprise any more - but it's still possible for the reality of that to take away your breath. This is ...

Spooky Image Of 'Jupiter's Ghost' Taken In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Jupiter’s Ghost. It sounds like a terrible sci-fi film, or a portent of something awful occurring in the solar system. It’s neither. In fact it...

'Planet X' Could Be Real After All

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

A surprising number of people still believe that a ridiculously massive, dark planet is sweeping around our solar system. This theoretical presence...

Unsettling Theory Claims The Universe Is Actually Shrinking

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

The Universe is expanding in all directions, all the time - and it has been doing so for about 13.8 billion years. And yet physicists are still unable...