Tag: universe

Tale of the Shepherd Planets

Until recently, the search for planets beyond our solar system was a matter of calculating the odds and laying out theories of solar system formation....

Oxford Sparks: Rogue Planet

[Doorbell rings] Welcome to your interactive guide to the planets. [Fanfare] Please select your planet guide. So, you picked me! Everybody always wants the giant...

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Researchers have discovered the most similar planet yet to Earth, 1,400 light-years away. Kepler 452b orbits its star in 385 days, just 20 days longer...

Seeing the Formation of Planets

Planets begin as dense knots in clouds of dust swirling around a young star. But how do they go from something like this, to something...

Meet The Planet Made of Diamonds

49 trillion dollars that is the total debt held by the world’s governments but what if I told you that one single thing in our...

Hera: Our planetary defence mission

Hera is going to show us things no-one’s ever seen before… This ESA mission will be humanity’s first-ever spacecraft to visit a double asteroid Didymos...

8 Planets That Can Sustain Human Life

It turns out that there are many planets that could potentially sustain life. Unfortunately, they’re all an incredibly far distance away from Earth. , stay...