Engineering Space

Tonga eruption: we are watching for ripples of it in space

1 week ago — Quick Read

The ongoing volcanic eruption in Tonga began in December 2021, but it wasn’t until 5:15pm local time on January 15 2022 that the powerful explosion occurred. It generated an enormous...

Nasa begins process of focusing James Webb space telescope

1 week ago — Long Read

Nasa has kicked off its months-long process of focusing the James Webb space telescope. The revolutionary new scope is a an international collaboration led by NASA in partnership with the...

How Artemis 1 will pave the way for a human return to the Moon

2 weeks ago — Deep Dive

On December 19 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the Apollo 17 lunar mission. They were the last people...

James Webb Space Telescope Unfurls

3 weeks ago — Quick Read

The massive sun shield protecting the James Webb Space Telescope has been successfully unfurled according to NASA. The process, which began after its Christmas day launch, has completed its initial...

James Webb space telescope gets launch date

1 month ago — Quick Read

It's official. The heavily-delayed launch of the James Webb space telescope will blast off on 24 December. Nasa has officially confirmed 24 December as the launch date for the advanced...

AI can reliably spot molecules on exoplanets – and might one day even discover new laws of physics

1 month ago — Deep Dive

Do you know what the Earth’s atmosphere is made of? You’d probably remember it’s oxygen, and maybe nitrogen. And with a little help from Google you can easily reach a...