UCL’s festival of astronomy, cosmology, astrobiology and particle physics will feature exhibits, practical demonstrations, telescopes looking at the Sun, Moon and the planets Venus and Jupiter (whether permitting) – not to mention, lectures on the Rosetta comet mission, the Large Hadron Collider and the ALMA array of telescopes.
It has long been hypothesised that Earth’s water originated from comets, but new data from the ESA’s Rosetta may indicate otherwise
The world watches as the Philae lander touches down, to try to unlock secrets about Earth’s early history
What parts of our solar system are realistically accessible?
On Friday the shuttle Atlantis will lift off on its final voyage, when it returns it will mean the end of NASA’s iconic space shuttle programme. The shuttle’s retirement also signals the beginning of an uncertain time for human space missions. Funding cuts and plan cancellations mean that there is currently no replacement for NASA’s manned […]