Launched: May 5th, 2018. Estimated Landing: Nov. 26, 2018. Landing site: Elysium Planitia, Mars. A grand sum of $814 million has been pumped into the InSight project for over 2 years. The insight programme is a Mars lander, sent out to give the red planet its first ever physical. It carries three instruments to […]
The Physics of Santa
Father Christmas, Santa or Coke’s best marketing campaign I think we can all agree does an exceptional job every year of delivering all those goodies to all of those people. But how does he do it? What problems does he face? Is his belly like a bowl full of jelly? Hmmm, well, short of asking […]
Policing in the past?
As students and as members of a technological generation, we tend to pride ourselves on being a bit more tech-savvy than our elders. Maybe your parents or grandparents will need help with ‘The Google’, or they will want to know what ever happened to that happy little paper clip from a few years ago. These […]
Flaming ‘hot Jupiter’!
The eponymous ‘they’ strike again. You may know ‘them’ from such a sentence as “Well, you know what they say”, but this time ‘they’ are a team of international researchers lead by Exeter’s own Dr. Tom Evans. Their most recent research, conducted using NASA’s Hubble space telescope has discovered the most significant evidence to date […]
Violent responses to neo-Nazism are unjustifiable
First, let’s get the facts out of the way so you can make a judgement for yourself. According to police, on the 13th of August at 8:15am a 41 year old male tourist, who was highly intoxicated, left a café in Dresden making a straight armed Nazi salute. He was attacked outside of the café […]
The Truth Behind The Aurora Borealis
Anyone who has ever seen the Aurora Borealis (the northern lights) or even their star crossed lover the Aurora Australis (the southern lights) will tell you just how magnificent they are. They can stretch across the entire horizon and illuminate the night’s sky from up to 650km up. These wonderful displays are one of the […]
‘Go ahead, do it’, Philippine President Duterte says to ISIS threats in Mindanao
The southernmost Island of the Philippines, Minanao, has felt the presence of IS (Islamic State) groups for more than two years. It has been under the fist of Martial law for weeks and its leaders are looking to extend this martial law’s reach further still. Militant IS fighters, bomb raids and murderous government campaigns have […]
Exeter’s New Undergraduate STEM Journal: Brief Review
The Exeter Undergraduate Science Journal promises to be a much needed means of representation for students in CEMPS and CLES across for all of Exeter’s students, Penryn and St Lukes included. As part of the University of Exeter we have a cornucopia of exceptional undergraduates, but as of yet, little more proof of their abilities […]
Rocket Reduce Reuse Recycle.
Elon Musk, rocket science, space travel, what more could you want? On the 8th of April 2016 the futuristic company Space X sent a rocket into space and landed it back on earth safe and sound. This is impressive in itself, since the whole space exploration thing came about rockets have been expendable, they’ve been […]
Life on Mars
Fancy a trip to Mars? Perhaps you’ve had quite enough of the housing situation in Exeter? Would you mind the 141 million mile commute to uni? Or maybe a change of scenery is in order? Not to worry, NASA has the answer. Since they sent up their ﬁrst rover, the famous Pathﬁnder in 1997, NASA […]