NASA is building a new exoplanet-hunting tool

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The $10 million instrument is expected to start looking for exoplanets in 2019.

China is working on an incredible space telescope

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The space telescope would have a 2+ meter diameter lens with a field of view 300 times that of the Hubble, while maintaining the same level of image resolution.

Astronomers identify trick to root out false-positives in the search for life

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scenarios in which the detection of oxygen in the atmosphere of exoplanets would not represent the presence of extraterrestrial life.

Great tilt gave Mars a new face

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Mars hasn't always looked like it does today. Some 3 to 3.5 billion years ago, the planet underwent a huge tilt.

Einsteins Gravitational Waves Detected For The First Time

Posted in Featured, Science on 12th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Gravitational waves are created when masses accelerate. The gravitational wave signal detected matches the exact signal expected from two merging black holes.