National Astronomy Meeting: Wednesday
What will the last remaining lifeforms on the Earth look like as the Sun swells to become a red giant star? And why might future robotic explorers of the Moon find themselves engulfed in dust? Both of these questions were discussed at the National Astronomy Meeting today, meanwhile I also had a chance to catch up with some of the amateur astronomers at the conference
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Jack O'Malley James tells me that life is likely to live deep underground in two billion years' time.
With his own telescope Tom Boles has personally discovered more supernova than any other human in history. I asked him why he does it.
It is not just professional astronomers who observe the Sun, as Lee Macdonald tells me.
Future robotic rovers on the Moon could find that moon dust sticks to them electrostatically, meaning they will be buried alive.