• Destination Mars

    Steven Tingay     |      February 8, 2024

    Scientists have been working on ways to colonise Mars for almost a century, and the prospect of human exploration has been increased by the growth of ambitious private space companies like SpaceX.

  • The great game of asteroids

    Steven Tingay     |      August 6, 2023

    Thousands of asteroids orbit our solar system, and our planet continues to have frequent but low-impact collisions with small asteroids, and rare but high-impact collisions with larger ones.

  • Space invaders

    Steven Tingay     |      November 7, 2022

    The discovery of a “planet killer” asteroid named 2022 AP7 on the other side of the sun highlights the need to track and potentially disrupt near Earth objects which could pose a threat in the future.

  • Close encounters of the drone kind

    Steven Tingay     |      May 24, 2022

    The United States Congress recently held a hearing into “unidentified aerial phenomena” and while it’s likely they’re drones of terrestrial origin, they’re rekindling interest into the possibility of alien visitation.

  • What to make of ‘Oumuamua

    Steven Tingay     |      November 20, 2018

    We will never see ‘Oumuamua again, and we may never know exactly what it is, but its passing will have changed the world if it makes more children contemplate a career in science.