Imaginary Numbers?

The maths blog is back again! Imaginary numbers? I hear you ask. Yes, they exist, but they prefer to go by the name of complex numbers. If you are confused as to what I am talking about here, let me attempt to explain. Our traditional view of numbers is all of the numbers laid out…

Synesthesia

Another Sunday maths blog! This is something I have experience with, as I have Spatial Sequence Synesthesia. This means two things, firstly every number has a colour, or is made from several colours, and secondly that every number, date or time has a point “in space”. The last part there is in “” as that’s…

Maths is beautiful

Time for another maths blog! Beauty is rarely the first word that comes to mind when one thinks about maths, however by using the art of data visualisation we can easily change that. A mathematical artist called Martin Krzywinski shows us the beauty of the randomness contained within famous number such as Pi, the golden…

Flowing water on Vesta?

We’re back! Hello fellow space enthusiasts, this weeks topic is the revelation that, once upon a time, Vesta may have harboured water. Vesta is the second biggest asteroid in the asteroid belt, with a diameter of 326 miles (525 kilometers). New images from NASA’s DAWN spacecraft show what appear to be gullies carved into the…

Dozenal VS Decimal

Hello again! Slight change of topic, Sundays are now going to be for our weekly Maths blog. We wanted to start with something big and opinionated, so here it is! Just a bit of knowledge before we start: -Donzenal is base 12, the numbers used in base 12 are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,…

Beagle 2, finally found!

Hello once again! As I am sure most space enthusiasts out there are aware, the Beagle 2 spacecraft has finally been spotted on the surface of Mars, a decade after its apparent crash landing. It is now clear, thanks to the MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter), that is was only in the final stages of deployment…

This year in outer space!

Hello! As I am sure you are aware this our first post to our blog, and we wanted to start off on a positive note, looking back at the biggest space achievements this year.  Within the main post we will briefly discuss our three favourite points from this year, and there will be links to those three…