News tagged with space

SMILE space mission passes first hurdle

A space mission called SMILE (Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer) which is jointly led by UCL and the Chinese National Space Science Center has received the go-ahead for an initial study phase ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares24 comments 0

Will we ever colonize Mars?

Mars. It's a pretty unforgiving place. On this dry, dessicated world, the average surface temperature is -55 °C (-67 °F). And at the poles, temperatures can reach as low as -153 °C (243 °F). Much of ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Space Exploration
shares108 comments 40

What was here before the solar system?

The solar system is old. Like, dial-up-fax-machine-old. 4.6 billion years to be specific. The solar system has nothing on the universe. It's been around for 13.8 billion years, give or take a few hundred ...

dateMay 29, 2015 in Astronomy
shares188 comments 21