astronomy

A Quarter Of Sun-Like Stars Consume Their Own Planets, According To New Research

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2021
by Alex Muller

This study opens the possibility of using chemical analysis to identify stars that are more likely to host true analogues of our calm solar system. There are millions of relatively nearby stars similar to the sun.

New research shows there is probably no water under the South Pole of Mars

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

Mars may have clay under its South Pole, not liquid water, as some researchers previously suspected. After years of scientific mystery, a new study is one of three recent works that give evidence for alternate explanations to the Martian lakes hypothesis.

How Many Galaxies Are In The Universe? A New Answer From The Darkest Sky Ever Observed

Posted in Reviews, Science on 24th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

Amid the vast sea of galaxies, stars, and planets, are we really the only species to ever look out and wonder if we're alone? It seems very numerically unlikely. Perhaps one day we will have a way to find out.

The Future Of Astronomy: Three BIG Reasons To Be Excited

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2020
by Alex Muller

ELT, SKA and Webb are just three examples of major land- and space-based telescopes where STFC scientists, engineers and technicians work in collaboration with partners and Institutions globally to truly push the frontiers of astronomy and space science.

Analysis of Super-Earth atmosphere reveals potentially-habitable world

Posted in Business, Science on 1st Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The main differences between an Earth-like and a Neptune-like exoplanet come down to the ratio of atmosphere-to-rock, as well as the composition of both.