Vincent Plant lists six exoplanets that humanity could populate in the near future.
Harry Caton, Senior Online Editor, compares the legacy of Apollo 11 to controversial proprosed projects of today.
Have you ever felt the need for speed? Want to run away from your exams? Tired of carrying your friends in Fortnite? Have no fear, for soon you’ll be hurtling towards lower earth orbit at around 2,000mph with Texas in your rear view mirror. For many, the idea of travelling into space seems like a […]
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 […]
Evading Extinction Unless you were a Trump-loving, music despising animal hater, 2016 had something to upset pretty much everyone. And as news broke that current mass extinction will be the greatest since the extinction of the dinosaurs, it was up to 2017 to make us feel a little better about the state of environmental affairs. […]
Stephen Petranek’s TED talk ‘Your kids might live on Mars. Here’s how they’ll survive’ details how humankind will one day become a spacefaring species. Petranek is a writer and technologist who focuses on how emerging technologies could benefit our future lives. Petranek’s talk can be found on ted.com under the ‘science’ section. Journalist Stephen Petranek […]
Tim Peake, British astronaut returned to Earth Saturday, following six months in space aboard the International Space Station. Peake, 44, a former British Army Air Corps officer, was one of six selected by the European Space Agency for its new astronaut training programme, beating out 9000 other applicants for his spot. After completing his intensive […]
The chances of anything coming from Mars are 1,000,000 to one, they said. Well, those chances have been slashed considerably after NASA‘s most recent announcement, which is the discovery of liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet. These streams and rivulets leave long, dark stains across the Martian surface, before they dry up […]
Cranial Creation Let’s open with a whopper: Last August, for the first time ever in human history, geneticists created an almost fully-formed human brain. The manufactured mind is reported to be about the size of the rubber on the end of a pencil, and is equivalent to the developing brain of a five-week-old foetus in the […]
Remember the anagram: My Very Easy Method Just Sums Up Naming ..well, naming what? Pluto was officially demoted to the utterly humiliating status of a dwarf planet in 2006. Back before we utterly shattered its dreams of stardom (planetdom?), what was the history of our favourite dwarf? Little Pluto first burst into our consciousness in […]