• Salt Water Lakes On Mars

    Aleyna Adamson In 2018, a group of Italian researchers announced evidence to suggest the presence of subsurface lakes at Mars’ southern pole using data from MARSIS (The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding). Aleyna Adamson looks at some new data which sheds light on the nature of...
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    How Black Women Accelerated The Space Race

    Feyintoluwa Ayanlaja White men may have landed on the moon, but the works of Black women paved the way there. Feyintoluwa Ayanlaja explores the stories of some of these extraordinary women. On the 20th of July 1969 it was official; “the Eagle had landed” on the moon and with...
  • Pictorial representation of planet earth surrounded by thousands of satellites in low earth orbit

    Cleaning Up Our Space Junk

    Rian Patel Space is a fabric with many colours and quirks. Lighting up an otherwise black abyss, stars shine light that reflects off planets, moons, and even our tiny satellites and telescopes that we launch beyond our atmosphere. Everything in space is out on show. Yet with our naked...
  • International Space Station viewed with the Earth i the background

    “It’s All About The Sauce” — What Happens On The International Space Station?

    Philippa Flanagan-Smith Tears held together by surface tension, zero-G tortillas, Star Trek cosplays — the International Space Station (ISS) has produced a plethora of entertaining and informing content about life in space since its launch in November 1998. A quick Google search brings up thousands of results about how...
  • Twin Sentinels Watching Over the Earth

    Sarvenaz Hosseini Meet Sentinel-2a and Sentinel-2B. They are twin satellites operating simultaneously while positioned half-a-world away from each other. Weighing in at 1.2 tonnes each, they orbit our planet together. Sarvenaz explains some of the applications of these amazing satellites. The Sentinel-2 satellites constantly take photos of the planet....
  • A Brief History of Space Exploration

    Christina Giallombardo Humans have always looked to the stars and dreamed of exploring the unknown. The development of rocket technology during the mid-20th century allowed us to do just that. In this article, Christina charts our history of space exploration. Following the end of WW2, the two superpowers of...
  • Life on…Venus?

    Philippa Flanagan-Smith Few ideas in science have captured humanity’s imagination quite like the prospect of life outside of our own fragile sphere. The regular suspects come up time and time again—Mars, Europa, Titan, even distant Pluto—all boasting water ice or, even more tantalising, liquid water. Philippa Flanagan-Smith investigates a...