Aaron Loose discusses the disappearing trick pulled off by the planet Fomalhaut B
Tom Dormer, Online Science Editor, explains the necessity of leap years and why February gets the extra day.
W ill Gater is one of the current generation of ‘rock star’ science popularisers. He is currently touring with his show, The story of the Solar System. However, he was able to take some time out to talk to Scarlett and Finn about his love for his subject and recent exciting developments in space exploration. […]
Remember the anagram: My Very Easy Method Just Sums Up Naming ..well, naming what? Pluto was officially demoted to the utterly humiliating status of a dwarf planet in 2006. Back before we utterly shattered its dreams of stardom (planetdom?), what was the history of our favourite dwarf? Little Pluto first burst into our consciousness in […]
[dropcap size=small bg_color=”#5e9cd4″]T[/dropcap]wenty years after the first exoplanet was discovered, NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth sized planet in the so called ‘goldilocks zone’ of a star similar to our own Sun. Since March 2009, Kepler has been searching for exoplanets across the Milky Way galaxy. Kepler-452b is the first confirmed planet […]