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

- 13 September 2023

Credits: Illustration: NASA, CSA, ESA, J. Olmsted (STScI), Science: N. Madhusudhan (Cambridge University)

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

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

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.