mei 182012
Is the Earth a cosmic feather-duster?

  Scientists at the University of Leeds are looking to discover how dust particles in the solar system interact with the Earth’s atmosphere. Image credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky Currently, estimates of the Earth’s intake of space dust vary from around five tonnes to as much as 300 tonnes every day. An international project, led by Professor [continue reading]

mrt 272012
New SCUBA-2 camera reveals wild youth of the universe

A team of astronomers from the UK, Canada and the Netherlands have commenced a revolutionary new study of cosmic star-formation history, looking back in time to when the universe was still in its lively and somewhat unruly youth! The consortium, co-led by University of Edinburgh astrophysicist Professor James Dunlop, is using a brand new camera [continue reading]