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Mars: To boldly go where no man has gone before

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For as long as human history, people have looked up to the heavens and wondered. Among the many celestial fascinations that the night sky offers us, few have caught the human imagination so much as Mars. National space agencies have been formulating various Mars mission plans for decades but with … Read More

What’s new in Science this week?

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NASA has revealed new evidence of a massive ocean hidden under the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa that may be more accessible than thought before. Evidence has surfaced from pictures taken by the Hubble Space telescope in 2014 showing plumes of water some 200 km above the surface and containing … Read More

12 Days of Christmas Cheer

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Short days and long nights and an incessant battle against wind and rain. In addition to our own personal ‘winter slump’, terrible and pessimistic news has been reverberating around the world in the last few weeks. The Gryphon pays attention to some alternative news, with twelve stories illustrating that good … Read More

NASA Rocket Explodes Moments After Launch

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An unmanned Antares rocket exploded shortly after launching from NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. At 6.22 pm EDT on Tuesday October 28th, the cargo-carrying rocket exploded six seconds after setting off on its mission to the International Space Station. The countdown was routine and the rocket launched … Read More

TV | Live in Space – Out of this world

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It is perhaps unsurprising that Channel 4 should be the first to produce a TV show in space, given its track record of filming the dangerously absurd. It seems there’s very little left on earth to satisfy the demands of its viewers. Yet this series does not disappoint. Channel 4’s collaboration … Read More

Science | Crowdfunding: science by popular demand

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India this month participated in one of the most important races and feats of human ingenuity. The race to Mars is well under way and whist many acknowledge the noble intent of the mission, the search for potential life forms, living or deceased, should a nation of devastating poverty be sending … Read More

Features | Joshua Radcliffe: "I couldn't pass up the potential chance of living every kid's dream and going to space!"

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We interview Joshua Ratcliffe, a final year Leeds Uni student who is into the final round of Lynx’s competition to go to space. After getting through the previous round in London, he and three other contestants will battle it out at NASA in December. Will he make it to infinity … Read More

Science | Human settlement on Mars by 2023, would you take the one way trip?

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The red planet, commemorating  the roman god of war, may cause many people to visualise a dry, arid landscape composed primarily of silicate rocks, complete with craters, volcanoes, deserts and an overall inhospitable environment, however it seems over 200,000 applicants are desperate to make Mars their final destination. The non … Read More

What was Russia’s flaming fireball?

6 years ago / 0 comments

On February 15th a ball of rock and iron blasted through the Earth’s atmosphere at 40,000 mph and after a 32.5 second light show impacted Chelyabinsk, Russia at 3:20 UTC. NASA estimate the meteor was 17 metres and had a mass equivalent to 1,300 African elephants. On explosion it released … Read More

Did Curiosity kill the Moon?

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On July 20th, 1969 Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar module pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moons’ surface and in doing so became immortalized in Earth’s history. This was done thanks to the vision of a man, U.S. President John F. Kennedy. This landing … Read More