Astro Blog articles for mars

Exploring the Frontier

Posted: 06 Aug 2012

Whilst we go about our busy lives, a host of unmanned space probes are investigating other worlds. Oxford astronomer Joseph Caruana takes a look at some of the spacecraft currently exploring our Solar System.

Homo Sapiens has always been on the move, from the time our species migrated out of Africa more than 50,000 years ago, to later times when seas were traversed, oceans mastered and new continents discovered.

Astro News: 3rd December 2011

Posted: 03 Dec 2011

In the Universe this week: Mixed news for Mars missions, Mercury is weird, and the Voyager spacecraft see star formation.

Astro News: 25th November 2011

Posted: 25 Nov 2011

This week brought news of the 700th confirmed exoplanet, the potential resurrection of an unfortunate Mars mission, and a beautiful timelapse video of Earth taken from the International Space Station.

Astro News: 11th November 2011

Posted: 11 Nov 2011

In the news this week: a close encounter with asteroid 2005 YU55, E-ELT edges closer to being funded, and 6 men who survived an unusual space mission.