Space

Ordnance Survey release global map of Mars

By Notario Sardu   Ordnance Survey Map Mars Using NASA open data, Ordnance Survey has created a one-off paper and digital map of the Martian landscape. OS, whose database of the UK has 500 million unique geographic features and is currently working with other countries on four different countries to improve their…


Medical emergencies on the International Space Station

By Sulajman Serbezovski   Preparing for the worst Although a major medical emergency has never actually occurred on the International Space Station what would happen if one did? What lessons could be learnt for treating similar emergencies on Earth? When British astronautics Tim Peake blasted into orbit in December 2015,…



Pluto’s Ice Volcanoes

By Nigel Walker   New Horizons believes it has identified two ice volcanoes on Pluto. Images returned from the New Horizons probe, which flew past the distant dwarf planet in July, show mountains several km high and tens of km across, each with what appears to be a depression in the…


Liquid water found on Mars

Nasa’s Scientist find strong evidence of liquid H20 on the surface of Mars. By Vladimir Abbas Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to some form of life. The trickles…


NASA captures the dark side of the moon for the first time

The Dark Side of the Moon NASA has released spectacular footage of the “dark side” of the moon – fully illuminated – as the Earth’s natural satellite was moving across the sunlit side of our planet. The unique shots were captured by the Deep Space Climate Observatory. Taken by the…