Category: Physics

  • HUMANITY TO REACH MARS BY 2040?

    by Móeiður Þorvaldsdóttir NASA is planning for its top priority manned mission to Mars to be accomplished by the mid-2030s. This will follow three exploratory missions meant to investigate the long-term viability of humans surviving on Mars. Furthermore, these missions are necessary to develop and test necessary systems and equipment such as life support and…

  • The Mystery Spots of Ceres

    The Mystery Spots of Ceres

    by Ioana Boian (edited by Andrew Blance) How did the Solar System form? How did water originate on Earth? These are some of the questions that researchers studying distant icy objects in the outskirts of our Solar System are trying to answer. By investigating Ceres, a small dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, they hope…

  • Glasgow University Researchers Win Sir Arthur Clarke Award

    by Camille Stock On the 27th of October this year at the Royal Society in London, the University of Glasgow’s own LISA Pathfinder team was awarded the 2016 Sir Arthur Clarke Award. Sponsored by the UK Space Agency, the Sir Arthur Clarke awards have been acknowledging and rewarding outstanding achievements made in British space activities…

  • Is it better to walk or run in the rain?

    by Paul Räcke It rains a lot in Glasgow. How often have you left the Kelvin building thinking to yourself that you should have brought that rain jacket of yours today or should have bought that umbrella the other day? In these moments it is probably better to stop thinking about things that can no…