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Astronomy / Space Science - 07.12.2021
Iron integral to the development of life on Earth - and the possibility of life on other planets
Researchers at the University of Oxford uncover the importance of iron for the development of complex life on Earth - which also may hint at the likelihood of complex life on other planets. Iron is an essential nutrient that almost all life requires to grow and thrive. Iron's importance goes all the way back to the formation of the planet Earth, where the amount of iron in the Earth's rocky mantle was 'set' by the conditions under which the planet formed and went on to have major ramifications for how life developed.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 19.11.2021
Space @ Oxford Week blasts off on Monday 22 November
The full week of bite-sized webinars covering research across the space domain will take place from Monday 22 November - Friday 26 November 2021.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.11.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.11.2021
Solar Orbiter returns to Earth ahead of main science mission
Solar Orbiter returns to Earth ahead of main science mission
Solar Orbiter, a European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft carrying instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, is returning to Earth for a flyby passing through clouds of space debris before starting its main science mission exploring the Sun.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.11.2021
Cambridge Dictionary names 'perseverance' Word of the Year 2021 | University of Cambridge
Cambridge Dictionary names ’perseverance’ Word of the Year 2021 | University of Cambridge
Perseverance, a word which captures the undaunted will of people across the world to never give up, despite the many challenges of the last twelve months, is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year 2021.

Astronomy / Space Science - 08.11.2021
Key role for University of Glasgow in major new gravitational wave detection catalogue
University of Glasgow astrophysicists have played key roles in the development of the largest-ever catalogue of gravitational waves.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.10.2021
Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology named Intel oneAPI Center of Excellence | University of Cambridge
Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology named Intel oneAPI Center of Excellence | University of Cambridge
The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (Hawking CTC) at the is expanding its Intel Graphics and Visualization Institute of Xellence (Intel GVI) to an Intel oneAPI Center of Excellence, which will help expand our understanding of the universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 22.10.2021
Major step in UK contribution to space mission studying solar wind
Space scientists and engineers from UCL and the University of Leicester have delivered a key component for SMILE, a new space mission studying the impact of solar wind on the Earth's magnetic environment.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 18.10.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 09.10.2021
Research to boost astronaut health for future space missions
The University of Birmingham is launching two new major studies funded by the UK Space Agency aimed at solving the health challenges faced by astronauts during long missions.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.09.2021
Pop-up book aims to help kids ’Listen to the Universe’
An illustrated pop-up book which aims to teach children about the science of gravitational wave astronomy is setting out to make a splash in India.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 09.09.2021
FSE duo among Future Leaders Fellowship recipients
Drs Laura Wolz and Margherita Polacci of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) have been named among the recipients of the UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) flagship Future Leaders Fellowships scheme.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 20.07.2021
What goes up must come down: Fujiksu helps to clean up space with first-of-its-kind mission optimiser
Less than a year on from the UK Space Agency committing 1 million in funding to combat space debris, Fujitsu UK has successfully combined quantum-inspired computing and Artificial Intelligence to support the transformation of space debris removal.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2021
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.07.2021
Spotlight on... Professor Ruben Saakyan
This week we meet Professor Ruben Saakyan, experimental particle physicist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.06.2021
Cosmic dawn occurred 250 to 350 million years after Big Bang
Cosmic dawn, when stars formed for the first time, occurred 250 million to 350 million years after the beginning of the universe, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of Cambridge. The study, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , suggests that the NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in November, will be sensitive enough to observe the birth of galaxies directly.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.06.2021
Astronomers pinpoint when cosmic dawn occurred
Astronomers pinpoint when cosmic dawn occurred
Cosmic dawn, when stars formed for the first time, occurred 250 million to 350 million years after the beginning of the universe, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL).

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 25.05.2021
Analysis: Everything you need to know about the lunar eclipse
PhD candidate Osnat Katz (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explains what causes a lunar eclipse, and how best to watch the total lunar eclipse taking place in parts of Australia, Asia and the western parts of North and South America on May 26.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.05.2021
Analysis: the historical Mars missions that failed and the ones that made it
PhD candidate Osnat Katz (UCL Science & Technology Studies) outlines the history of attempted Mars landings and says that, despite recent successes, landing will never be a routine and risk-free procedure.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.05.2021

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 14.05.2021
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading climate scientists.

Pedagogy - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics - 13.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.05.2021
How giant radio telescopes will tell us more about black holes
How giant radio telescopes will tell us more about black holes
Dr Leah Morabito, in our Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, is a leading figure in two international radio telescope projects that will help us see more of the universe and give us new insight into distant galaxies and black holes.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 11.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Research Management - 09.05.2021

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 27.04.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 26.04.2021
Analysis: how an illusion makes the full Moon appear bigger than it really is
PhD candidate Osnat Katz (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explains what a supermoon is, as well as discussing the mystery of why we sometimes perceive the Moon to be bigger than it actually is.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.03.2021
Analysis: What the first images of a black hole's magnetic field revealed
Analysis: What the first images of a black hole’s magnetic field revealed
Dr Ziri Younsi (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) is one of just two UK scientists on the Event Horizon Telescope team.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.03.2021
Analysis: Why day and night aren’t equal length on an equinox
PhD candidate Osnat Katz (UCL Science & Technology Studies) describes how the bending of light and the Sun's size means that even on an equinox, day and night are not exactly equal.

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.