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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.03.2019
Tackling the risks from outer space
Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Academic Rankings - 19.02.2019
World top six ranking for space science
World top six ranking for space science
Durham University's astrophysicists have been ranked joint sixth in the world for the quality and influence of their research in space science.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.02.2019
Medieval thinking meets modern research
Imagine being able to step back in time and see how a great mind of the past understood our world, or experience how food and drink tasted hundreds of years ago.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.02.2019
UofG astrophysicists welcome LIGO funding boost
University of Glasgow researchers are celebrating the announcement of tens of millions of dollars in new funding to advance the science of gravitational wave astrophysics. The US-based National Science Foundation announced today (Thursday 14 February) that Caltech and MIT will share in $20.4m (£15.9m) to upgrade the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), an NSF-funded international collaboration which made history in 2015 after making the first direct detection of gravitational waves.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.01.2019
Better ’hearing aids’ to listen to the Universe
The world's most sensitive science experiment may be about to get even better, with the UK allocating funds for new research and development work as part of the hunt for gravitational waves. After their historic first round of detections from 2015 onward, Cardiff University researchers, who form part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), are planning to start their third period of recording data from twin detectors in the United States.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
A Cardiff University professor who discovered how to measure the expansion of the universe has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) .

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.01.2019
Black-hole mathematician wins exceptional young scientist award
Imperial's Professor Gustav Holzegel is a Finalist in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, winning US$30,000.

Astronomy / Space Science - 08.01.2019
Bringing the world's largest telescope to life
Bringing the world’s largest telescope to life
A cutting-edge component of what will be the world's largest telescope has passed critical tests. HARMONI, being developed in part by scientists at Durham University, will now move to the detailed design phase.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.01.2019
Milky Way heading for catastrophic collision
Milky Way heading for catastrophic collision
The Milky Way is on a collision course with a neighbouring galaxy that could fling our Solar System into space.

Astronomy / Space Science - 18.12.2018
Big Bang fossil discovered
A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant Universe. The cloud is unpolluted by stars even 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang and offers new information about how the first galaxies formed.

Astronomy / Space Science - Pharmacology - 06.12.2018
Blast off for first UK-led experiment on the International Space Station
UK-led research is taking place on the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, following a successful launch from Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral in the US. An experiment using microscopic nematode worms involving teams of scientists from the Universities of Nottingham, Exeter and Lancaster was among a shipment of cargo and scientific investigations to be delivered to the ISS by the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following the launch by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6.16 pm (UK time) on Wednesday 5 December.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018
First 'piggyback' kit for monitoring space weather launched
First ’piggyback’ kit for monitoring space weather launched
Tiny sensors for measuring the Earth's space weather environment have launched today attached to a South Korean satellite.

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.11.2018
Marsquake sensor lands safely on Red Planet
A Marsquake detector designed in part by Imperial engineers is set to help reveal Mars' inner structure.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.10.2018
Minds over dark matter: A multisensory journey around the galaxy
Minds over dark matter: A multisensory journey around the galaxy
University of Sussex academics are helping to bring the feel and smell of deep space to one of Britain's best-loved educational institutions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.09.2018
Solar Orbiter will be key in understanding solar activity
Solar Orbiter will be key in understanding solar activity
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter leaves the UK this week for testing in Germany, hosting state-of-the-art instruments on board designed by teams including UCL physicists.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.09.2018
Jupiter mission reaches next milestone as Imperial instrument is ready to test
Jupiter mission reaches next milestone as Imperial instrument is ready to test
Imperial scientists have sent their prototype magnetometer to ESA for testing, before building the final model for a mission to Jupiter.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.09.2018
Teams inspire local school children with astronomical day
Teams inspire local school children with astronomical day
Sussex teams inspire local school children with astronomical day At a speed of two centimetres per second, Bruno, the ground demonstration model of the ExoMars Rover, was making slow progress around the floor of Jubilee Building at the University of Sussex.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.09.2018

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.08.2018
Scientists to join Arctic research ship 'drifting' past North Pole
Scientists to join Arctic research ship ’drifting’ past North Pole
UCL scientists are taking part in what could be the largest-scale Arctic research expedition ever planned when the German research ship, RV Polarstern , is deliberately lodged into sea ice to drift past the North Pole. Professor Julienne Stroeve who is leading this project and Dr Michel Tsamados (both UCL Earth Sciences) will join five other UK researchers on the 120m-long ice-breaker as it moves with the current in the ice across the central Arctic Ocean from September 2019 to September 2020.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.07.2018
MeerKAT telescope unveiled in South Africa
Data gained from a giant telescope in South Africa will help to shape our understanding of the universe and how stars and galaxies are formed. MeerKAT consists of 64 interconnected dishes, each 13.5m in diameter, that together form a single radio telescope. MeerKAT is an impressive South African achievement, assisted by a cohort of international scientists, including researchers from Oxford University and the Africa Oxford Initiative.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.07.2018
MeerKAT telescope unveiled in South Africa
Data gained from a giant telescope in South Africa will help to shape our understanding of the universe and how stars and galaxies are formed.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 11.07.2018

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 11.07.2018
Three UCL academics recognised with prestigious physics prizes
Professor Jennifer Thomas, Dr Helen Czerski and Professor Hiranya Peiris have been awarded medals and prizes by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for their outstanding, sustained and distinguished contributions to physics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 15.06.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Administration - 14.06.2018
Antarctica ramps up sea level rise
Antarctica ramps up sea level rise
Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.06.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.06.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 29.05.2018
The International Space Station goes under the microscope
A Cardiff University academic has spent two years embedded with the teams working on the International Space Station (ISS) programme to compile the most comprehensive study of its work.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.05.2018
Major GNSS project to boost potential for 'satellite' farming in Brazil
The University of Nottingham is working with Brazilian and EU partners to solve atmospheric interference problems that hamper satellite-based positioning in equatorial countries like Brazil.

Astronomy / Space Science - Careers / Employment - 24.05.2018
Engineers aim for the stars with new rocket engine
A ‘self-eating' rocket engine which could place small satellites in orbit more easily and more affordably is under development at universities in Scotland and Ukraine. In a paper published in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets , engineers from the University of Glasgow and Oles Honchar Dnipro National University in Ukraine discuss how they have built, fired, and for the first time throttled up and down an ‘autophage' engine which could change how small satellites are sent into space.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.05.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 16.05.2018
Opinion: The Dambusters raid took place 75 years ago - here's how they made a bomb bounce
Opinion: The Dambusters raid took place 75 years ago - here’s how they made a bomb bounce
Hugh Hunt from Cambridge's Department of Engineering - who recreated the Dambusters raid in 2011 - discusses how engineers made a bomb bounce 75 years ago in an article for The Conversation .  Sir Barnes Wallis was a genius engineer who designed a very special bomb during World War II. The idea was that it would bounce across water and destroy German dams along the Ruhr Valley, causing massive flooding and damage to water and hydroelectricity supplies.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.05.2018
"Super-cool" observatory to explore hidden universe
A space mission designed to solve fundamental questions about how galaxies and forming planetary systems grow and evolve will be considered by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 09.05.2018
Royal Society Fellowship for Prof Sheila Rowan
Professor Sheila Rowan, director of the University of Glasgow's Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR), has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society for her pioneering work on gravitational wave detection.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 04.05.2018
Measuring earthquakes on Mars
The NASA InSight mission, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is due to launch from California aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 12.05pm (BST) today (Saturday 5 May). Image credit: UK Space Agency Oxford University is to contribute to a new mission to Mars, which will be the first to study the heart of the Red Planet and measure 'Marsquakes' from its surface.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 02.05.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 26.04.2018
Impfest to livestream to the world
Imperial Festival will broadcast a showcase of inspirational talks and behind-the-scenes insights this weekend (28-29 April).

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 17.04.2018
New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series
New ocean plankton species named after BBC’s Blue Planet series
A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta , has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 05.04.2018
Absent phosphorus questions possible life on other planets
A distinct lack of the chemical element phosphorus in other parts of the Universe could make it very difficult for extra-terrestrial life to exist there.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 20.03.2018
UCL to lead European mission to study new planets
UCL to lead European mission to study new planets
UCL is leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 20.03.2018
Green light for exoplanet mission
Cardiff University scientists will be part of an international space mission, which the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced today, to investigate fundamental questions about how mysterious exoplanets form and evolve.
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