Ice Mountain on Ceres

By Cosmo

Credit: Associated Newspapers Limited The above image was developed from multiple layers of surface maps taken from the, now retired, Dawn spacecraft. The Dawn craft reached the dwarf planet in 2015 and began to take detailed surface images which were later compiled into layers resulting in stunning images. The formation of this 12,000ft high mountain…

New Crater On Mars

By Cosmo

Some time in the last few years, mars was struck by an other-worldly object…..and the crater has just been found by NASA! The crater spreads approximately 2.5 thousand km across the surface of the red planet. The unusual blue colour is the result of the impact blasting away the top layer of red dust to…

Mars Helicopter Testing

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Credit: NASA NASA intend to add an aerial dimension to their future missions by implementing helicopter-like drones. It is widely believed that flight on Mars is next to impossible especially when it involves heavier than air machinery. This equipment can assist in the surveillance of cliffs, caves and other terrain that would be impossible for…

No Sun Spots

By Cosmo

Recent reports from NASA have shown that the Sun is free from any sun spots and even show no solar flare activity! No need to panic…..the sun has been free from its regular ‘spot and flare’ activity for about 16 days now and this is showing that a ‘Solar Minimum’ is on the way. This…

The ‘Big Bang’ or ‘Big Silence’??

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Ok….This is just something that I have wondered about for years. I haven’t even bothered to search Google for a ‘reasonable’ explanation. Why did scientists agree on dubbing the birth of the Universe the ‘Big Bang’? We all know that noise cannot exist in a vacuum…right? So, therefore, noise cannot exist in space….and if noise…

Life On The ISS

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend time on the International Space Station? At an altitude of 270 miles, a rotating crew has occupied the ISS since 2000 and each crew spends 6 months on board. The station has a system of labs, living quarters and a control room and it…

Changes in Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

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Changes in Jupiter’s magnetic field have been detected making it the first planet to share this feature with earth. The discovery was made by the Juno Spacecraft and this will help scientists understand how a planet’s magnetic field can change. Recent data was compared to results taken from earlier missions of Pioneer 10 and Voyager…