Complex life may be possible in only 10% of all galaxies

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Stellar explosions called gamma ray bursts emit beams of radiation that could render 90% of galaxies barren of complex life.

Gaia space observatory could discover 70,000 new Jupiters

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

After a 20-year search, astronomers have uncovered a grand total of 1,900 planets residing outside of the Solar System.

Astronomers discover first "ice giant" exoplanet

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

This is the first time anyone has spotted a twin for our so-called ice giant planets, Uranus and Neptune.

Late Bloomer Galaxies Help Us Understand Star Formation

Posted in Featured, Science on 16th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

A new study details why some galaxies appear to produce stars at a much slower rate compared to others.

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.