Tag Archives: Space

Space Station Blows Up


The orbital balloon: NASA tests blow-up space-craft A prototype inflatable module is to be tested  aboard the International Space Station to give astronauts an extra bedroom, NASA has announced. The inflatable module  can be compressed into a 7ft tube for … Continue reading

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Think We Have Bad Weather?


Bizarre weather is not restricted to Earth. Hurricane Sandy was a speck of dust compared to some of the cataclysms currently taking place around the solar system. Jupiter, for example, is going through a tumultuous time right now. The gas … Continue reading

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Staring Into Nothing


The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D Attribution: Karen

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And the Winner Is…


The incredible images below are of deep space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and would have never been seen if it wasn’t for the hard work of dedicated amateurs. With over a million observations since the Hubble’s launch 22 years ago, … Continue reading

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Vampire Suns


The Universe is a diverse place, and many stars are quite unlike our Sun. Now an international team has used the Very Large Telescope in Chile to study what are known as O-type stars, which have very high temperature, mass and … Continue reading

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No Wonder Martians want to come Here.


We might not be able to get there yet, but as NASA says, ‘this is the next best thing’. From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera … Continue reading

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Tree Ring Mystery


It is a mystery which is may be beyond even Sherlock Holmes’s ability – a cosmic explosion which left no trace behind except deep within the bark of two cedar trees. Fusa Miyake, of the Nagoya University in Japan, studied … Continue reading

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