Jonathan Lunine

September 14, 2015

Who’s Out There?—M Dwarfs and Subice Oceans

Before Kepler 452b grabbed our attention with its near-Earth size orbit in the Goldilocks (liquid water) zone of a G2 sun like ours, the M dwarf stars were […]
March 5, 2015

Life On Titan Possible But Different To Earth

Despite the fact that its surface features mountains, lakes, islands and possible even flowing rivers, Titan is very different to Earth. For one it is freezing, and […]
June 29, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Enceladus.

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Uranus. This time, I thought it would […]
June 5, 2014

We're going to Mars!

Nasa backs report calling for renewed focus on red planet project – and joint missions with China Nasa should focus on a manned mission to Mars, […]
April 4, 2014

Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter?

Astronomers are hoping that the existence of a subsurface ocean on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus will build momentum for life-hunting missions to the outer solar system. Researchers announced […]