Super Moon

When Full Moon happens whilst the Moon is at its closest to Earth, (its perigee), it is often called a supermoon. The moon will appear as full either side of the dates given, but the published dates are when they are fullest. Over the couple of few months we are to be...

Mars Helicopter takes flight

Yesterday, 117 years after the Wright Brothers first managed a controlled flight of a powered, heavier than air craft, NASA’s Mars 2020 project achieved the first powered flight on another planet. Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter that hitched a ride to the red...

Which Plastic? British Science Week day 9

Most plastic is made from the raw material crude oil. This is a fossil fuel, which we discussed earlier in the week, as being a finite resource.  For this reason, in recent years there has been a big push on recycling plastics and finding alternatives to use instead....