Artist’s conception of the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi The spin of the Milky Way’s galactic bar, which is made up of billions of clustered stars, has slowed by about a quarter since its formation, according to a new study by researchers at University College London and the […]

The research vessel Polarstern drifting in Arctic sea ice. Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Sea ice in the coastal regions of the Arctic may be thinning up to twice as fast as previously thought, according to a new modeling study led by University College London (UCL) researchers. Sea ice thickness is inferred by […]

Cosmos Display at the front of the Antikythera Mechanism, showing the positions of the Sun, Moon, and five planets as well as the phase of the Moon and the nodes of the Moon. Credit: © 2020 Tony Freeth Researchers at UCL have solved a major piece of the puzzle that […]

A coronal mass ejection, or CME, erupting into space on August 31, 2012. Pictured here is a blended version of the 171 and 304 angstrom wavelengths taken from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Note: the Earth is not this close to the sun, this image is for scale purposes only. Credit: […]

A view of the Sun from the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope on ESA/NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO. Credit: ESA/NASA   ANIMATION A theory as to why the Sun’s outer atmosphere differs in its chemical make-up from its inner layers has been confirmed by direct observation for the first time […]