History in The Making

By Cosmo

May 30th, 2020. What does this day mean? Is it significant? What will future historians be saying about this day? Well…this day has gone down in the history books, and for good reason. At 3.22pm (local time) the SpaceX Dragon Falcon 9 Rocket blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre carrying the first astronauts, to…

Would We Survive An Asteroid Impact?

By Cosmo

Who knows? It is widely accepted throughout the scientific community that approximately 65 million years ago a massive asteroid impact wiped out almost all life on Earth. The impact, which occurred off the present-day Yucatan Peninsula, left a crater over 100 miles wide and 12 miles deep. The crater is currently submerged in the gulf…

New Planet Discovery

By Cosmo

We are so used to looking up at our blue sky and seeing that big, bright ball of light that is our sun. The giver of life, the giver of light and the subject of worship in many cultures around the globe. Now sit back and image our world with a little bit extra…maybe another…

What is the Artemis Program?

By Cosmo

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing which was noted as mankind’s greatest ever achievement. On July 20th, 1969, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo module, Eagle, on the moon. The module also carried Neil Armstrong who became the first human to step foot on the surface. The Apollo program…

Is Our Sun Dying?

By Cosmo

Quick answer is YES! Our sun first switched on its lights approximately 4.6 billions years ago and ever since that moment it has blasted heat across the entire solar system. To supply our solar system with this life-giving energy the sun must burn fuel and in our sun’s case we are talking about hydrogen and…

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

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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

By Cosmo

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’??

By Cosmo

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…