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Behold: Cosmic Sperm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has been involved in some incredible discoveries in recent years. But for sheer beauty and, let's face it, tittering schoolb...

'Diamond Ring' Spotted In Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have spotted a beautiful - and fairly romantic - sight in deep space: a nebula shaped like an engagement ring. The remarkable image was...

Mars Is Closer To Earth Than It Will Be Until 2016: Here's How To See It

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech

Right now Mars is making its closest approach to Earth since 2007 and until at least 2016. And while that event will not signify the end of days, i...

Strange White Light On Mars Hailed By Conspiracy Theorists As 'Proof' Of Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech

A mysterious white light seen on the surface of Mars has been labelled evidence of life on the Red Planet... by someone who runs a website called UFO ...

This Is (Probably) A Picture Of Dark Matter, The Invisible Stuff That Makes Up 80% Of The Universe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have declared they have found "the most compelling signal" ever for dark matter in the depths of the universe. Dark Matter is thought to...

NASA's Rocket Guidance Systems Are Going Open Source

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa will release a vast amount of code - including rocket guidance systems and climate simulators - for free next week, in an effort to help hackers ...

The Incredible Moment A Skydiver Was Almost Hit By Falling Meteorite

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Tech

A Norwegian skydiver has captured the unbelievable moment he was almost hit by a falling meteorite. Anders Helstrup recorded the falling rock as he...

Nasa Cuts Ties With Russia

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has suspended cooperation with Russia in the latest diplomatic reaction to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. But the severing of ties should not ...

This Is How You Pack For Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

How do you pack a cargo ship for a journey through space? Carefully. This amazing picture shows European Space Agency workers packing its fifth ...

Mysterious Dwarf Planet Discovered At The Edge Of The Solar System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have made the amazing discovery of a new dwarf planet at the edge of the Solar System - and the hint is there could be hundreds more. S...

'Mini Saturn': This Asteroid Is So Massive It Has Its Own Ring System

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech

An asteroid orbiting the Sun between Saturn and Uranus is girdled by two rings, scientists have learned. Previously only giant gas planets, most fa...

How Big Is The Universe? THIS Big.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

The universe is complex, massive and unfriendly. Worse still, they keep finding new bits of it hidden in the unknowable depths of particle physics. It...

'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...

Creationist Scientists Aren't Very Happy With The Big Bang Announcement

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

The ground-breaking announcement that cosmologists had found an echo of the Big Bang has been rubbished - by a Creationist scientist. Dr. Danny Fau...

Nasa Does NOT Think We're Doomed. Phew.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa would like to clarify something - they don't necessarily think civilisation is doomed. Last week news outlets across the globe (*guilty*) brou...

'Fireball' Over Canada Sparks Asteroid Hunt

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

A massive fireball which streaked across the Canadian sky, lighting up social media, has sparked a mass hunt for the remains of a possible asteroid. ...

This Is Our Galactic Home, Like You've Never Seen It Before

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa just spent a decade producing the clearest picture of the Milky Way ever. And here it is. Nasa's Spitzer telescope made the incredible imag...

Inflation Discovery Could Confirm Existence Of Other Universes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

We already knew that the announcement this week of the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation could rock the foundations of science. We didn't r...

Massive Asteroid To Plunge Earth Into (Very Faint) Shadow And Eclipse Bright Star

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

A super-rare phenomenon will dramatically alter the night sky on Thursday, when an asteroid obscures one of the brightest stars from view. Asteroid...

This Is The Most Detailed Photo Of The Moon Ever Taken

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has released one of the highest-ever resolution pictures of the Moon. The incredible 2m-per-pixel image covers an area which is almost 25% as ...

British Physicist Hails 'The Most Significant Discovery For Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

A leading British physicist has hailed the discovery of evidence of cosmic inflation as "the most significant discovery for years". "It's hugely ex...

Physicists Hail Cosmic 'Holy Grail'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

An echo of the universe's cataclysmic birth has been detected by scientists in a landmark discovery described as the "Holy Grail" of cosmology. Bri...

There Is A LOT Of Stuff In Orbit Around The Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

How much stuff is orbiting the Earth? Well, there's the Moon, for starters. Then the Space Station. After that you've pretty much got a few communi...

Gulp: Civilisation 'Doomed' Warns Nasa-Funded Study

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

Civilisation is almost inevitably doomed, a Nasa-funded study has found. Human society is founded on a level of economic and environmental stabilit...

Astronomers Just Found A Real Death Star, And It's Mind-Blowingly Scary

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech

The picture below isn't quite 'real' - but it does really happen. What you're looking at is an artist's conception of a literal 'Death' star, as it...