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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.03.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.02.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 17.02.2021
Analysis: See Mars in the sky the day Nasa’s Perseverance rover lands
PhD candidate Osnat Katz (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explains that Mars is one of the easiest planets to see from Earth and is visible for almost the whole year, even without special equipment.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 16.02.2021
Analysis: Perseverance rover set for nail-biting landing on Mars - here’s the rocket science
Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains how the Perseverance rover will land on Mars, a risky process made harder by the fact that it must be done complete autonomously.

Astronomy / Space Science - 22.01.2021

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.01.2021
Quantum projects launched to solve universe’s mysteries
Researchers will use cutting-edge quantum technologies to transform our understanding of the universe and answer key questions such as the nature of dark matter and black holes.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.01.2021
Exploring the unanswered questions of our universe with quantum technologies
The University of Birmingham is a key partner in three quantum technology projects awarded funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.01.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 07.12.2020
New research will use space telescopes to monitor energy efficiency of buildings
The University of Cambridge is one of 21 organisations awarded a share of over 7 million in funding meant to put the UK at the forefront of the latest advances in space innovation.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 03.12.2020
Antarctic bays named after UCL scientists
Two UCL scientists who tragically died within months of each other in 2013 have had bays in Antarctica named after them in recognition of their contributions to Antarctic science.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.11.2020
Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star’s asteroid belt may be caused by icy comet vaporisation
A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over 400 light years away, a discovery that provides an opportunity to study how our own solar system developed.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.11.2020

Research Management - Astronomy / Space Science - 20.11.2020
Researchers named among best in world
Durham researchers named among best in world Four of our professors have been named among the world's best for the quality and influence of their work, highlighting the global strength of Durham's research.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.11.2020
Universe unravelled: Stephen Hawking Centre collaborates on new streaming series
The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology has teamed up with Discovery on a documentary series exploring new windows on our Universe. We are grateful for this unique opportunity to continue Stephen Hawking's vision of reaching out, especially to younger audiences, to inspire curiosity about our Universe and the huge progress currently being made to unveil its secrets Paul Shellard The Universe Unravelled series premieres on Discovery+ in November 2020, coinciding with the UK launch of this new digital platform.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.11.2020
The European Space Agency formally adopts Ariel, the exoplanet explorer
The European Space Agency (ESA) have formally adopted Ariel, the first mission dedicated to study the nature, formation and evolution of exoplanets. Professor Neil Bowles , from the Department of Physics , said: 'The team in Oxford have been involved with the Ariel mission since it was originally proposed in 2014 and it's fantastic to see it progress to mission adoption.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.11.2020
Major new research project will slash train delays and improve passenger experience
A new research project aimed at improving railway navigation technology in an effort to reduce train delays and increase passenger experience has been launched at the University of Birmingham. The project aims to tackle one of the rail sector's biggest challenges: how to pinpoint the accurate location of a moving train.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 28.10.2020
Futuristic house for Martians brought to life by Bristol scientists, artists and architects
Experiencing life on Mars could be more than just a fantastical notion, thanks to a new collaboration that has seen artists come together with scientists, architects and engineers to create a full-scale house for the future, in Bristol.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.10.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 06.10.2020
UCL alumnus Professor Sir Roger Penrose awarded Nobel Prize
Professor Roger Penrose, who was an undergraduate at UCL, is among three scientists to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for work relating to black holes.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 06.10.2020
UCL alumnus Professor Roger Penrose awarded Nobel Prize
Professor Roger Penrose, who was an undergraduate at UCL, is among three scientists to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for work relating to black holes.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 05.10.2020
’Self-eating’ rocket whets funders’ appetite for development
A 'self-eating' rocket engine which aims to put small payloads into orbit by burning its own structure as propellant has won financial support from the UK Government.

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 23.09.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 21.07.2020
UAE Mars mission: extraordinary feat shows how space exploration can benefit small nations
The UAE's extraordinary Hope Mars Mission shows how space exploration can boost a nation's scientific capacity and redirect its economic trajectory, write Dr Ine Steenmans and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti (both UCL STEaPP).

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.06.2020
Space weather monitoring to get major upgrade in new research programme
The UK's ability to predict solar superstorms and other severe space weather events is to get a significant upgrade with the launch of two major research projects led by the University of Birmingham.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 26.06.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.06.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.06.2020
Quantum technology to ensure resilient maritime navigation
The UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing , led by the University of Birmingham, has awarded funding for research to improve the precision of maritime navigation.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 29.05.2020
Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter, which carries instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, will cross through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days in a chance encounter flagged to ESA by a team from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL MSSL).

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 27.05.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.05.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 27.04.2020
Drill projects set to break new ground on Earth and in space
Two new research projects at the University of Glasgow are setting out to consider exploration at different extremes. One will drill bedrock from beneath the polar ice sheets, with the goal being to retrieve scientific samples, and the other will look at new ways to drill extraterrestrial surfaces to greater depths than have ever been reached before.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 24.04.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 07.04.2020
First Event Horizon Telescope images of a black hole-powered jet
A powerful jet streaming from a supermassive black hole has been imaged in unprecedented detail by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, including UCL astrophysicist Dr Ziri Younsi, which published the first image of a black hole a year ago.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.03.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 06.03.2020
Gastronauts: Developing food ready for the next space race
For the new space race, astronauts and space tourists will want to eat a little better than the corn beef sandwiches, applesauce and high-calorie cubes of protein, fat and sugar consumed by NASA scientists in the 1960s.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.03.2020
New Stephen Hawking Fellow appointed to share the wonder of science
One of the first Stephen Hawking Fellows is joining Imperial's Department of Physics to study space weather and inspire a love of science.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.03.2020
Women in STEM: Krittika D’Silva
Krittika D'Silva is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a member of Jesus College.

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.03.2020
Birmingham joins hunt for Earth-like planets
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are joining the search for Earth-like planets with the commissioning of a new telescope, named Ganymede, located in Chile, on the site of the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 28.02.2020
How to design for a move to Mars
Academics, designers and students discussed the design challenges of moving to Mars and potential solutions during a symposium at the Design Museum.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.02.2020
First science data from Solar Orbiter shows Imperial instrument working well
Imperial's instrument on the Solar Orbiter spacecraft was the first to turn on, sending back data that shows it working 'far better than expected'.
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