The evidence that points to a ‘hollow’ Earth

The core of the hollow Earth theory is that our planet is a shell with walls about 1,500 kilometres thick and openings at the polar regions with edges that curve smoothly from the outside of the shell to the inside. Entering this inner world is like a fly crawling over the lip of a coffee…

UK sites offer terrific view of night sky

It might come as a surprise to many people in the United Kingdom but South Korea’s Yeongyang Firefly Eco Park, Australia’s Warrumbungle National Park, the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States and Wales’ Elan Valley Estate have a vast amount in common… with all having been granted Dark Sky status due to their…

Leicester space that’s out of this world

Housing two rockets in a 42-metre tower, the National Space Centre in Leicester is also home to the UK’s largest domed planetarium and features six galleries crammed with space memorabilia from suits and rockets to satellites and meteorites. A museum and educational resource covering the fields of space science and astronomy, the centre is the…

Pluto dwarfed by Eris

It’s 14 years ago today that astronomers at Palomar Observatory in San Diego, California, discovered the dwarf planet Eris in the outreaches of the Kuiper Belt. The discovery by Mike Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz resulted from images taken on 21 October 2003 and was announced almost two years later on 29 July 2005.…