Cosmology

28 March 2017

How do stars make new elements?

14 February 2017

What have we found out so far from the Rosetta-Philae mission? And what does a comet smell like?

04 January 2017

How one community has decided to turn the lights down low in the search for darkness...

02 January 2017

...and could it explain why we haven't found any evidence of life beyond Earth?

02 January 2017

If you fill out Drake's equation, life beyond Earth is highly probable...

25 October 2016

Astrophysicist Duncan Forgan describes it as the most exciting mission since Hubble; so what is it that sets Gaia apart...

25 October 2016

Surprisingly, scientists are using GCSE maths to figure out where the stars are in our galaxy...

25 October 2016

Where's it going? And what's it doing? Here's a whistlestop tour of the probe...

24 October 2016

As the sun sets in Cambridge, Chris Smith steps outside the studio with Paul Fellows to examine the state of our night...

20 September 2016

Part 1 of George Seabroke's poem Gaia.

11 August 2016

Rosetta has managed to sniff the comet 67P and scientists have reconstructed what it smells like...

11 August 2016

Graihagh made it her mission to find out as much as possible about Connie's winnings. But first, how did Connie...

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26 February 2016

LIGO directly detected gravitational waves for the first time, but how did they do it?

26 February 2016

Back in 2013, BICEP claimed to have detected gravitational waves, but the discovery has since been disputed....

19 February 2016

Everyone is talking about how great the discovery is but does it have any applications?

19 February 2016

In 2013, BICEP annouced they had found gravitational waves. How are these different to what LIGO have found?

19 February 2016

Given that these gravitational waves only distort spacetime by less than the width of a proton, how did were they...

19 February 2016

Last September, LIGO found a blip on their radars, which they later verified were gravitational waves, but where did...

19 February 2016

Scientists annouced the detection of these elusive ripples in spacetime but what are they? And why has it taken so long...

08 February 2016

Recently, there has been growing excitement that Einstein's 'Gravitational Waves' might have been...

02 February 2016

We say goodbye to the lander that bounced its way to fame across the surface of comet 67P.

25 January 2016

Do black holes obliterate what falls into them, or do they leave a faint ghost of the structure of what they have...

25 January 2016

Event horizons, singularities and time dilation: we get to the bottom of the weird physics of black holes.

25 January 2016

Time seems to have a clear and irreversible direction; physics doesn't recognise this though. This problem has...