Space News

What's That Flying Past The Space Station? NASA Doesn't Know.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech

If you were patiently watching the ostensibly fascinating, in reality quite boring spacewalk live stream NASA broadcast the other day, you might have ...

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Mysterious Two Year Mission

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech

A top-secret space plane returned to Earth yesterday after almost two years in orbit. The unmanned plane spent more than 500 days circling Earth on...

This Is Not Sci-Fi, This Is Real

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency craft Rosetta is preparing in the very near future to land a probe on a comet, in what would be a staggering first for astro...

'Microscopic Martian' Found On Red Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech

Last week's edition of 'look what odd but not alien stuff someone found on Mars' was a goodie. So let's play it again. UFO hunters have found a cro...

This Plane Has Been In Space For Two Years. America Won't Say Why.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech

A secret unmanned spaceplane operated by the US military is set to return to Earth on Tuesday after almost two years in orbit around the Earth. And...

Volunteer in Space

Frontier | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Tech
Frontier

Space exploration has come to the forefront of the public's interest in recent years with success stories coming from all over the world. As well as the recent successes reported by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, the European Space Agency boast an impressive track record and is the world leader in environmental research into the ozone layer.

'Impossible' Dead Star Found

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a dead star so bright it can only be described as "impossible". The object was previously thought to be a black hole, b...

'Skull' Found On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

The latest thing found on Mars that looks a bit like something else has caused consternation on conspiracy blogs. This time the weird object looks ...

There Is Water On The Moon. And It Came From The Sun.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

The Moon is a dead and dusty ball of rock. But it's also got a surprising amount of water, whether that's in the form of ice beneath its poles or in t...

UK Gets Serious About Solar Storms. Finally.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

Solar storms are a problem. Not in the future, not in sci-fi. Now. All astronomers know this. The Met Office knows this. And the UK government know...

This Picture Is Too Good To Be Real... Right?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

This picture appears to show the British Isles, rotating majestically in rich sunlight from space. It's certainly dramatic, and it's won imme...

You've Never Seen The Solar System Look Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

What does our solar system really look like? There are tons of visualisations which point out how vast and distant the spaces between our planetary...

There's A Total Lunar Eclipse On Wednesday...

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

Good news: there's a total Lunar eclipse on Wednesday 8 October. Bad news: if you live in the UK, you won't see it. The Lunar eclipse - in w...

Earth Has A New Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech

There is only one Moon. But Earth technically has many more moon-like-things than just the one we walked on in 1969 And now there's one more: an...

The First Thing India's Mars Orbiter Found Was... India

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech

India's new Mars orbiter might be a surprisingly cheap and cheerful inter-planetary spacecraft, but it already seems to be upsetting the conspiracy th...

'Interstellar' Looks Like Amazing Entertainment, Terrible Science

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

All of your friends who don't read about actual science are about to get into space for the first time since Gravity. Why? Because there's a new tr...

NASA Says There Is A Giant Square 'Structure' Under The Moon

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

Usually when someone on the internet writes about 'geometric forms' found on the Moon, it's a crazy UFO hunter who doesn't understand pixelation of co...

'Megaflare' Erupts With The Power Of 10,000 Suns

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

NASA has spotted a solar flare more than 10,000 times more powerful than any on record. The so-called Megaflare would have the potential to knock o...

Signs Of Organic Chemistry Found At The Centre Of The Galaxy

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an unsettlingly complex molecule at the centre of our galaxy which could hint at the beginning of life-forming chemistry. ...

Mystery On Saturn's Moon As Massive Shape 'Evolves' On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech

A strange 'shape' is currently evolving before astronomers' eyes on Saturn's moon Titan. Three images taken several years apart by the Cassini spac...

Alien World Has Water Vapour... And Maybe Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered water on a distant world the size of Neptune. The planet HAT-P-11b (natty name) is located in the constellation of Cygn...

Tiny Galaxy, Supermassive Black Hole

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

NASA has discovered that the smallest galaxy ever discovered actually has a supermassive black hole at the centre. The remarkable find is unique in...

NASA's Anti-Asteroid Strategy Is Officially A Failure

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech

Well this is worrying. Nasa's ability to track and protect Earth from asteroids is officially behind schedule, poorly managed and practically usele...

The Earth. From Space. In 4K.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

Good work, ESA. This timelapse video was made from images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting Earth on the International Space Station...

All The Planets, Aligned In One Beautiful Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech

There are so many beautiful pictures of our Solar System, it can be difficult to keep up. This picture helps you put it in perspective. One Img...