Every iron atom in your blood was forged inside the core of a massive star. Our inextricable link to the universe around us has always fascinated me – so much so that it motivated me to study a PhD in molecular astrophysics and to try and share the wonder of the cosmos with others.


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Jul 1, 2013 10:58 AM ET
A new study has cast some new understanding on the violent storms which we see on Saturn every 28 years. Continue reading →
Jun 20, 2013 11:42 AM ET
Astronomers have identified that the tiny galaxy IC 3418 is in the process of dying. Continue reading →
Jun 13, 2013 11:57 AM ET
Exomoons may be a good place to find extraterrestrial life. While we haven't found any yet, we know exactly what we're looking for. Continue reading →
Jun 12, 2013 01:51 AM ET
NASA are working with a company called Made In Space to develop the first ever microgravity 3D printer. Continue reading →
Jun 10, 2013 03:13 PM ET
Mountains on Venus are capped with snow, just like on Earth. Unlike Earth, Venusian snow is made up of heavy metal-containing minerals. Continue reading →
Jun 9, 2013 04:10 PM ET
Hydrogen gas produced in a water-rock chemical reaction may be able to sustain life -- on both Earth and Mars. Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2013 06:13 PM ET
The JAXA telescope due to be launched later this year will watch with x-ray eyes to see how the solar wind eats away at the atmospheres of our neighboring planets. Continue reading →
Jun 1, 2013 09:41 AM ET
New research gives us the most accurate measure of the Extragalctic Background Light -- the photons, new and ancient, that are traveling through intergalactic space. Continue reading →
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