Alpha Centauri

December 17, 2017

New Data From Mars Further Dampens Prospects for Life Around Red Dwarf Stars

Habitability on planets orbiting a star that is cooler and dimmer than our sun appears to be much less likely than previously thought, according to a […]
May 13, 2017

Mars May Have Been Born in the Asteroid Belt

Research suggests that gravitational interactions forced Mars out of the asteroid belt and toward the sun about 120 million years after the birth of the solar […]
February 5, 2017

Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Starshot is an initiative that hopes to send miniature spaceships on a high-speed jaunt to the Centauri system sometime within the next few decades. Doing […]
August 26, 2016


WE NEED TINY SPACESHIPS. LOTS OF ‘EM. The dramatic announcement that a small rocky planet might exist in the nearest star system to the sun, Alpha Centauri, […]
August 25, 2016

Earth-like planet found orbiting the star next door

Rocky planet orbits Proxima Centauri, the sun’s nearest neighbour, just 4 light years away After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where […]
August 17, 2016

Life in the Universe – Fact or Fiction?

Extraterrestrial life has been theorized to exist for centuries. From planets and moons within our own solar system, to planets orbiting in other star systems spread […]
January 27, 2016

Astronomers discover largest solar system

Astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet orbiting a star one trillion kilometres away. The gas giant planet takes nearly […]
December 19, 2015

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee, emphasizing its need for a joint effort from varied academic disciplines and the […]
December 17, 2015

5 Outta-This-World Room Ideas

Going to space isn’t exactly the easiest process – or the least expensive. But these DIY room ideas provide a truly out of this world experience […]