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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...

'Smoking Gun' Evidence Of The Big Bang Was... Wrong

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Tech

A scientific paper hailed across the globe as ‘smoking gun’ evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation was probably wrong, a leak reported by the...

There Could Be Life On The Moon After All

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

There could be life on the Moon after all - from Earth. A new study has suggested that ancient life or biological material from the very earliest d...

'Mouth Of The Beast' Photographed In Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Tech

There is a tradition in astronomy and space photography of over-promising with the names of stuff. Take the Horsehead Nebula (not a horse) and the Eye...

This Is How Many Earths Fit In The Sun (And Other Amazing Space Visualisations)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech

Space is ridiculous. Yes, it's big. That much is clear. But just how ridiculously huge isn't always obvious. This is size on the sort of scale wher...

Is This An Asteroid Or A Planet? Well...

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

NASA’s ‘Dawn’ spacecraft is getting ever closer to the dwarf planet Ceres - and the pictures it’s sending back are growing more amazing by the...

10 Space Mysteries Someone Should REALLY Try To Solve

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Space is pretty big, so there is plenty we don't know about it. Check out 10 unsolved mysteries of space....