WFIRST space telescope will use Gravitational microlensing to survey exoplanets

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

This will lead to a statistical census of exoplanets with masses greater than a tenth of the Earth's mass.

NASA approves five more years for Hubble Space Telescope

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

It will still be on the job when its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launches in 2018, giving astronomers a dual view of the universe.

Hubble Telescope clocks a faster rate of cosmic expansion

Posted in Featured, Science on 3rd Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Universe may be expanding up to 9% faster than previously thought.

Kepler telescope discovers 100 Earth-sized planets

Posted in Science on 11th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

It has also detected nine small planets within so-called habitable zones, where conditions are favourable for liquid water, and potentially life.

Astronomers find planets stripped bare by their host stars' radiation

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of planets that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars.