Possible hints of life found on distant planet – how excited should we be?

Deep Dive

Data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has shown that an exoplanet around a star in the constellation Leo has some of the chemical markers that, on Earth, are associated with living organisms. But these are vague indications. So how likely is it that this exoplanet harbours...

Nasa begins process of focusing James Webb space telescope

Long Read

Nasa has kicked off its months-long process of focusing the James Webb space telescope. The revolutionary new scope is a an international collaboration led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies. Once up and running the scope will provide a glimpse of the universe...

AI can reliably spot molecules on exoplanets – and might one day even discover new laws of physics

Deep Dive

Do you know what the Earth’s atmosphere is made of? You’d probably remember it’s oxygen, and maybe nitrogen. And with a little help from Google you can easily reach a more precise answer: 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% argon gas. However, when it comes to the composition...