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Have We Just Found Signs of Life on Exoplanet K2-18b?

- 13 September 2023

K2-18b Exoplanet

After previously discovering water vapour on an exoplanet for the first time, scientists have finally been able to point the incredible James Webb Space Telescope at K2-18b – and the results are amazing! In this article, we’ll examine the findings and discuss what they could mean in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Ryugu Asteroid Has Building Blocks of Life

- 23 March 2023

Ryugu Asteroid Has Building Blocks of Life

After Hayabusa2’s exciting rendezvous with the asteroid 162173 Ryugu, scientists have found organic molecules essential for life in samples returned to Earth. Could life have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the far reaches of our galaxy? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

NASA Telescope Spots Rare Pre-Supernova Moment

- 21 March 2023

Since the James Webb Space Telescope came online in July 2022, we’ve enjoyed some of the most stunning and enlightening astronomy images ever seen. But now NASA has shared details of a new first for the telescope – a massive star ejecting cosmic dust as it’s about to go supernova.

12 New Jupiter Moons Discovered

- 21 February 2023

12 New Jupiter Moons Discovered

Jupiter has long held the title of the largest planet in our Solar System. But after the confirmation of 12 additional moons orbiting the mammoth planet, it can now also claim to have more moons than any other planet in our system. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Jovian system’s newest additions.

NASA To Test Mars Mission Nuclear Engine

- 25 January 2023

NASA To Test Nuclear Engine for Mars Missions

As we venture further into space, new and improved technology is required to bring previously unattainable destinations into reach. In an exciting development, NASA has this week announced plans to develop a new nuclear thermal rocket engine to help take humans to Mars for the first time.

How To See C/2022 E3 (ZTF). Hopefully.

- 9 January 2023

In the coming weeks, comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will pass through the inner solar system and could be 2023’s brightest comet in the night sky. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the visiting comet and, if everything goes to plan, how you can see it.