All these worlds…

Ben Fernando This blog wasn’t originally going to be about exoplanets, but given exciting NASA announcements on this subject in the last few months I couldn’t resist. To anyone who follows science news, the discoveries of planets orbiting other stars (exoplanets) has been one of the hottest topics of the last few years. Worlds with... Continue Reading →


The Great American Eclipse

Isabelle Taylor I remember seeing a solar eclipse from London in 1999, and even though I was very young at the time it’s an experience I’ve never forgotten. One of the great things about doing a PhD is the opportunity to travel- a chance to see new places and meet new people. In the last... Continue Reading →

An Event to Eclipse all others

Matt Brown Sorry about the title, I’m sure that pun has been made thousands of times before. But to be honest, right now – over a week since it happened – I still can’t think of a better way to describe it. We’re somewhere in the middle of the emptiness that is the sandhills of... Continue Reading →

Where no one has gone before

Ben Fernando In the summer of 1965 Gary Flandro was a young graduate student working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. His task was to consider possible spacecraft trajectories for travel to the unexplored outer planets in our Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Even if launched with the most powerful... Continue Reading →

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