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The Next Big Thing for Exploring the Distant Universe: Balloons

Giant balloon are planned to hoist satellites almost into space at a tiny fraction of the cost.

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Giant Towers over the Olympic Mountains

How an optical effect called superior mirage makes mountains appear bigger than they actually are.

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IceCube: A Giant Frozen Neutrino Catcher

This article explains how the IceCube detector will look for cosmic neutrinos from small flashes of light under thousands of metres of ice.

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Spaced Penguin!

Use the GPS (Giant Penguin Slingshot) to launch Kevin the penguin back on to his space ship. A fantastic game to illustrate projectile motion and the effects of gravity.

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Space Beer: One Giant Chug for Mankind

Article about beer made with barley grown in space.

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How the enormous mirrors on the world's largest telescope are made

A Q&A with Buddy Martin, an astronomer and University of Arizona Project Scientist, who worked on the mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Visit Ten things you don’t know about the Earth

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Weird Weather

If you thought the weather was just sunshine and showers, what do you make of balls of glowing light, showers of frogs, giant lumps of ice that fall from the heavens? This article explains some of ...

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Jupiter Effect

Diagram showing forces of attraction with planet alignment.

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What Colour is the Red Planet, Really?

A blog post looking at how scientist adjust colours of scientific images.

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