Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

The discovery that blue-green algae can photosynthesise in extremely low light has implications for astrobiology.

Setting a Date for Landing Humans on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2018
by Alex Muller

There's a lot of talk about going to the red planet. Some experts are saying the time has come to make a plan.

Delay for Nasa's TESS planet-hunting space telescope

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

The launch of Nasa's Tess planet-hunter has been postponed and it will not now lift off until Wednesday at the earliest.

NASA, SpaceX to launch spacecraft to find another Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

TESS is scheduled to launch Monday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Kepler scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanets

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300.