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Using balloons to see Dark Matter

... so Richard Massey from Durham University has developed his own approach. He is using a helium balloon to carry a ... bored waiting and said, "Wouldn't it be nice to have our own satellite, our own telescope in space?" unfortunately, in these times of ...

Exoplanet exploration

... Jackson through how and why she studies planets beyond our own solar system... Carole - My name is Carole Haswell. I'm ... being able to actually measure what planets outside our own solar system are made of or at least what their ... The Open University How we study planets beyond our own solar system... Exoplanet exploration ...

 Original - This artist’s impression of the distant galaxy SMM J2135-0102 shows large bright clouds a few hundred light-years in size, which are regions of active star formation. These “star factories” are similar in size to those in the Milky Way,...

What has physics got to say about time?

... bounce back out again and that we would experience as our own big bang.  So, this is a picture of a cyclic universe ... different parallel universes, if you like.  So, our own universe will be one of the layers and then separated by ... good question.  They could be very different from our own universe.  They could have different laws of physics in ...

Roger Hutchinson in his observatory

Photographing the gas giants

... a bit more for me? Roger - Well, when you see it with your own eyes for the first time, it kind of blows you away. ... it to anyone. You don't need to go mad and have your own observatory in the back yard to do it either. You can ...

The Cosmic Microwave Background temperature fluctuations from the 7-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe data seen over the full sky.

Beyond Our Universe

... There may be many Big Bangs, each giving rise to its own swelling realm of space.  It's as if our universe is a ...

Rosetta Mission

Rosetta comet landing site spotted

... there's a drilling system, there's an instrument like my own which is what is known as a gas chromatograph mass ...

Up close and personal with our Sun

... Pole. Now the area around the Earth is dominated by our own magnetic field and we call this the 'magnetosphere of the ...

What is a black hole?

... radiation'.  Now eventually, if a black holes sat on it's own for long enough, eventually there will be enough loss ...