Harry Caton, Senior Online Editor, compares the legacy of Apollo 11 to controversial proprosed projects of today.
Jim Norman finds Ad Astra to be both an intriguing character study and a distant disappointment.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It may be out of this world, but space – and our exploration of it – is increasingly enshrined in international politics. Ever since the space race, the concept of international political tensions reaching beyond even our own atmosphere has become tangible, and with the recent New Zealand rocket launch it is clear that our […]
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 […]
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 […]
The University has set aside funds to extend its £6.5 million on-campus gym – as students complain that lengthy queues and “one-in, one-out” policies have made them question the value of their £200+ memberships. “We have been experiencing a high demand for the Russell Seal Fitness Centre over the past week,” the centre’s Business Systems […]
The public opinion of black holes might be one of destruction and mind-bending physics but, in the words of Marie Machachek, “this shows that black holes can create, not just destroy”. Machachek co-authored a study revealed last week which showed two huge cosmic shockwaves emerging from a supermassive black hole. The images, captured by the […]