Exploding Stars Are Rare-But If One Was Close Enough, It Could Threaten Life On Earth

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2024
by Alex Muller

For a dying star to have any effect on life on our planet, it would have to go supernova within 100 light years from Earth.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Completely Aligned And Fully Focused

Posted in Hardware, Science on 2nd May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Scientists working on NASA's James Webb Telescope have reached an important milestone, completely aligning the space observatory's massive mirrors.

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2017
by Alex Muller

Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.

Scientists plan on contacting the closest Earth-like exoplanet to our Solar System

Posted in Science on 28th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists are making preparations to send a transmission to Proxima b - the closest Earth-like exoplanet to our Solar System.

Most stars and planets are outside systems and galaxies

Posted in Featured, Science on 9th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

As many as half of all stars in the universe lie in the vast gulfs of space between galaxies.