Interviews about Space Science

Interviews about space science, astronomy, rockets, planets, galaxies, stars...

29 March 2016

Why, when the rest of us have been sat in an economic downturn, has the satellite industry been booming?

29 March 2016

Europe's Galileo will soon be operational, providing us with much more accurate navigation but why do we need it?

29 March 2016

Space is one tough cookie to crack but there's now 3,000 satellites up there, so how have we done it?

20 March 2016

We're sending another probe to Mars! But why are we going back?

20 March 2016

NASA plans to set fire to a space station, simply to find out what will happen.

15 March 2016

It's time to test the scientists' general science knowledge with a round of fact or fiction.

26 February 2016

Einstein predicted gravitational waves a century ago with the publication of his theory of general relativity. But what...

26 February 2016

LIGO directly detected gravitational waves for the first time, but how did they do it?

26 February 2016

There's been a lot of excitement surrounding the discovery but how does this fit within our wider ideas about...

26 February 2016

Back in 2013, BICEP claimed to have detected gravitational waves, but the discovery has since been disputed....

26 February 2016

Gravitational waves made a big splash around the world but why has their detection revolutionised astronomy and physics?

19 February 2016

Everyone is talking about how great the discovery is but does it have any applications?

19 February 2016

In 2013, BICEP annouced they had found gravitational waves. How are these different to what LIGO have found?

19 February 2016

Given that these gravitational waves only distort spacetime by less than the width of a proton, how did were they...

19 February 2016

Last September, LIGO found a blip on their radars, which they later verified were gravitational waves, but where did...

19 February 2016

Scientists annouced the detection of these elusive ripples in spacetime but what are they? And why has it taken so long...

08 February 2016

Recently, there has been growing excitement that Einstein's 'Gravitational Waves' might have been...

02 February 2016

We say goodbye to the lander that bounced its way to fame across the surface of comet 67P.

25 January 2016

Do black holes obliterate what falls into them, or do they leave a faint ghost of the structure of what they have...

25 January 2016

How the world's telescopes are joining forces to try and see the unseeable: the shadow cat by the event horizon...

25 January 2016

Black holes light up the Universe by creating quasars, which can in turn affect how galaxies evolve.

25 January 2016

Event horizons, singularities and time dilation: we get to the bottom of the weird physics of black holes.

25 January 2016

Time seems to have a clear and irreversible direction; physics doesn't recognise this though. This problem has...

25 January 2016

We can debate the matter endless within the realms of philosophy but what do current cosmological observations support?