Would you ever want to go to the coldest place on earth? If you do then think again because it is -273.15C, that’s more than 100 million times colder than space! There is a box called Cold Atom Laboratory, which is flying into space to get to the International Space Station in Summer 2018. […]
Today, June 18th, Tim Peake has returned back to Earth after 6 months in space. His spacecraft fired its thrusters for four minutes 37 seconds to slowly bring him down through the atmosphere. He is the first British ESA astronaut and the second astronaut to bear a British flag, (the first is Helen Sharman, who […]
You may remember my article about a probe called Rosetta which in November 2014 dropped a smaller probe called Philae on comet 67P . Well Rosetta and the 67P are now 400 million km away from the sun. That might sound really far away but compared to the sun’s immense size, it actually seems quite […]
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has performed a record-setting maneuver to adjust its approach to Pluto ahead of its historic flyby this summer. “The new horizons probe fired its engines on Tuesday (March 10th), when it was 3,000,000,000 miles away from earth. No spacecraft has ever conducted at so greater distance from its handlers,” New Horizons […]
Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at mind-blowing speeds, according to new observations that may help reveal how the strange balloon-like lobes formed. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have clocked the speed of the gas bubbles, known […]
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has made an historic landing on a comet . After a memorable if awkward comet landing, the robot probe Philae is now stable and sending pictures – but there are concerns about its battery life. The probe arrived in August but landed on it yesterday. After two bounces, the […]
‘Failure is not an option’ according to Alyssa Carson , who has a big, big dream: to become the first human on the red planet. She is only thirteen-years-old but has spent the last nine years in training and is praying that there will be a manned-mission to Mars in 2033- with her on board! Alyssa, […]
The presents arrived late due to a technical delay, much to the disappointment of the astronauts!
Animals like rats, worms, flies, dogs, cats and monkeys have been sent into space and Iran has successfully completed their mission of sending a Monkey into space.
A petition to build with lasers a real-life Death Star, as seen in Star Wars films, has been ‘shot down’ by the White House.