feb 262013
 
Evidence for E.T. Might Come from Dying Stars

  Even dying stars could host planets with life – and if such life exists, we might be able to detect it within the next decade. This encouraging result comes from a new theoretical study of Earth-like planets orbiting white dwarf stars. Researchers found that we could detect oxygen in the atmosphere of a white [continue reading]

dec 152012
 
Astronomers Discover Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn

  A team of astronomers led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to discover seven of the most primitive and distant galaxies ever seen. This timeline shows the evolution of the Universe since the Big Bang. The new observations, labeled “Hubble 2012,” explored the deepest reaches of the [continue reading]

mei 092012
 
Europe delivers first JWST instrument

  The first instrument to be completed for the James Webb Space Telescope, MIRI, was handed over by the European consortium that built it to ESA at a ceremony held in London today (May 5, 2012), and will now be delivered to NASA aiming for launch in 2018. Image shows an artist’s impression of the [continue reading]