If we want to discover signs of life on an exoplanet, our best option is to study its atmosphere, which is easier said than done. The exoplanets whose atmospheres have been studied so far don’t seem to have what we would consider ‘life-friendly’ conditions. But
Catch up with the latest The Astroholic Live on Periscope! In this episode we discuss sustainable chemistry, third law of thermodynamics, Catholicism and the antipopes and how can we become amortal! Guest star: Dr Andy Nortcliffe Watch it here!
I recently talked about how time travel to the past is unlikely to be possible. That came with the label that we haven’t found a law that tells us that it’s impossible just yet. We have hints, but no certainty. So what if time travel
An international team of astronomers has made a great discovery. A nearby exoplanetary system has seven earth-size planets!
Time is a curious dimension. Although we might be still in space, there’s no way for us to be still in time. And while we can explore every direction in space, time has a preferred direction: forward. We are constantly traveling through time, and for
Last week, in a matter of a few days, two studies came out that brought with them a completely different perspective on our Moon. The first one, published in Nature Geoscience, was about an alternative hypothesis on the formation of our natural satellite. The (now)
Yesterday we had the honour of being part of the second LGBT STEMinar, and it was a triumph. The speakers were all absolutely delightful and incredibly knowledgeable in their field, jumping in and out of technical explanations with talent and humour. I don’t think I’ve
One of the underlying ideas in Einstein’s general relativity is that for an observer, the acceleration due to gravity, or the acceleration due to thrust, are identical. This is a consequence of the equivalence principle. This phenomenon is the way to achieve artificial gravity in
Space is big. The Voyager probe, launched in 1977 to explore Jupiter and Saturn, took 36 years to leave the Solar System. It is the furthest human object from us, and it is still in our neighbourhood. Even the radio waves we sent into space
We were planning a happy and light Christmassy episode but since we were looking at 2016, the conversation soon took a turn for the worst. We talked about penguins, Brexit, conducting putty, special snowflakes, the star of Bethlem, and Rudolph’s problems!