The most extensive survey of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date has revealed trends that challenge current theories of planet formation and has implications for the search for water in the solar system and beyond.
Dec. 11, 2019 • ~5 min
Amy Rankine is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Astronomy and a member of Clare Hall. Here, she tells us about being the first in her family to go to university, why she decided to pursue an academic career, and how the brightest things in the universe affect the formation of galaxies.
Nov. 21, 2019 • ~4 min
“Weather” in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~4 min
Verity Allan is a graduate of Cambridge, Oxford, and The Open University. She is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory and works as a project manager and programmer on the software for the Square Kilometre Array, the world's largest radio telescope.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~7 min
Partners in the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship, including the University of Cambridge, launched a rocket this week to test graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon – for potential applications in space.
June 25, 2019 • ~4 min
An international group of astronomers has identified a rogue planet orbiting its star in the so-called Neptunian Desert.
May 29, 2019 • ~3 min
An international group of scientists led by the University of Cambridge has finished designing the ‘brain’ of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope. When complete, the SKA will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence.
May 9, 2019 • ~4 min
Large differences in the ‘fogginess’ of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated up after the big bang, according to an international team of astronomers.
April 16, 2019 • ~4 min
The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous ‘ghost’ galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way.
Nov. 13, 2018 • ~6 min
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system.
Oct. 15, 2018 • ~4 min