Europa Latest – Jupiter’s Moon Reveals More Exciting Secrets

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On Monday 26 September, NASA announced that it has discovered ‘surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa’. This evidence is in the form of UV images captured by the Hubble Space telescope, which suggest that there might be water jets that are emanating from ‘cryogeysers’ […]

Jim Al-Khalili Interview

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Young Scientists Journal was fortunate to interview Jim Al-Khalili, a prominent science communicator and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Surrey. Laura Patterson, from the King’s School YSJournal hub, went down to Surrey to talk to him about his work in physics and science communication. Jim has presented several science documentaries and radio […]

Lunar Mission One – An Introduction

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“Lunar Mission One is the most inspirational Moon project since the Apollo landings. Funded by the public it will perform world-leading science into the origin of the Moon and the planets, and it will leave a permanent archive of human life buried at the Moon’s south pole.” (lunarmissionone.com) Up until now, space exploration has been […]

How to Become an Astronaut

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Major Tim Peake became only the second British person to become an astronaut when he was launched into space on board the Russian made Souz TMA-19M rocket on the 15th of December 2015 sparking a frenzy of British media coverage and interest in space travel. What must an astronaut-to-be learn?   Whilst Tim Peake is […]

The Superstring Theory

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In this article, Daniel Fryday from St Mary’s Catholic School in Bishops Stortford, gives you an introduction to the Superstring Theory. The Superstring Theory is a way in which scientists attempt to explain all of the fundamental particles and forces of nature. The Superstring Theory is an idea that explains how our universe is just […]

What is the ISS?

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On the 15th of December 2015, British Astronaut Tim Peake boarded the International Space Station for ISS Expedition 46 and 47. His mission has been named ‘Principia’, a reference to Isaac Newton’s ‘Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica’ in which Newton writes about the laws of motion, universal gravitation and various other laws of physics. A direct […]

Interview with Lord Rees

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  On the 10th of March YSJ Editorial Team Leader, Claire Nicholson, interviewed current Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees. Martin Rees is not only a Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge but also a member of the House of Lords. He is also a former President of the Royal Society. Martin told YSJ that being President of the Royal […]

Into Space without Rockets

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Sansith Hewapathirana, Nunthorpe Academy, Middlesbrough Abstract In this so-called space age the current method of space travel, rockets, is hugely prohibitive in cost. There are several possible ways with which we can truly embark into space. Including space elevators, launch loops, and space guns. This paper aims to update you on possible methods of space travel, […]

Birth of Saturn's Moon Witnessed

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Sorry for not posting in a while – we’ve been plagued with computer issues!   Scientists say they have potentially witnessed what they believe could be the birth of Saturn’s 63rd Moon.  The probe Cassini has taken a black and white image of Saturn’s outermost ring which is believed to hold the evidence. It’s such […]

Cosmic 'web' seen for the very first time

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The hidden tendrils of dark matter that can unlock hidden secrets of the universe may have been traced for the very first time. The Cosmology theory predicts that every galaxy is embedded in a cosmic web is “stuff”. Most of which, scientists believe is dark matter. Astronomers obtained these first direct images by using the […]