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…

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…

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…

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…

Changes in Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

By Cosmo

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…