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.

Roman Space Telescope AKA WFIRST Field of View 100 Times Hubble

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

A survey using gravitational lensing should find ~250 FFPs (free floating planets aka rogue planets) with masses down to that of Mars.

Astonomy's use of Data Sience has lead to many new minor planets spotted in the outer Solar System

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

The discoveries were made by sifting through several years' worth of data gathered by the Dark Energy Survey, and applying new techniques to study objects that the survey was never intended to search for.

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.

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Is Finding Hundreds of Exoplanets and Is Poised to Find Thousands More

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Within just 50 light-years from Earth, there are about 1,560 stars, likely orbited by several thousand planets.