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

    Philippa 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...
  • 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...
  • Space Mining and Lunar Bases

    Space, stars, satellites, shuttles. So many of us share these fascinations, including Impact writer Rian Patel. We stare up into the skies and wonder about our continual exploration of space. Recently, we have marvelled at SpaceX satellites as they dance and travel through our night skies, but there is...
  • Star Signs, Or A Waste Of Time?

    On the 14th July, NASA published findings that there was a 13th star sign – Ophiuchus. Anyone who has even a vague interest in astrology will know that there has always been 12 star signs. Most people are also aware of which one they belong to, and will occasionally...
  • Forgotten Feminists – Hidden Figures

    Isabelle discusses the real women behind the film ‘Hidden Figures’, a must-watch during lockdown for some uplifting and exceptional feminism surrounding the NASA space race.   Isabelle Raikes  Featured image courtesy of Phoebe Raine and Impact Podcasts via Canva.  Music courtesy of audionautix.com   Did you know we’re now on iTunes? Check out...
  • Is going to Mars actually worth it?

    In recent years there has been a huge focus on space exploration and eventual habitation, but should we focus on leaving our planet, or commit ourselves to saving it? It may sound futuristic, but colonising Mars is an idea that has been around for decades. Elon Musk isn’t the...