There have been a couple of recent discoveries of water in new places in the solar system. Last week a team using data from India’s Chandrayaan-1 probe announced the discovery of water ice on the surface of the Moon, and last month researchers using radar data from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission announced […]Read More The Solar System Has a Lot of Water
You’ve probably heard of gravitational waves. They’ve been in the news a lot recently because of two experiments called LIGO and Virgo, which have detected gravitational waves coming from some of the most violent events in the Universe – black holes merging and an enormous explosion known as a kilonova. But did you know there are […]Read More Not all gravitational waves start with a bang
Tomorrow there will be a total lunar eclipse which will be visible in much of North America and Asia. I won’t personally be able to watch it from here in the UK, but if you’ve never seen one you should check it out if you can. During a lunar eclipse the Earth moves directly between […]Read More How long have we been predicting eclipses?