Astronomer Royal Martin Rees believes that planets resembling Earth may be discovered in the next two to three years – although it may take a further 20 years before we are able to capture an image of them.
It's space, but is it art? Stunning images of the galaxy are fast becoming common currency thanks to technology like the Hubble Space Telescope, but a unique investigation at the University of Cambridge this week will seek to determine whether something strange is going on behind the scenes.
The Planck satellite has just reached its orbit, 1.5 million km from Earth, on a mission to understand the origin and evolution of our Universe.
A team of astronomers led by Cambridge University have taken pictures of the stars that are sharper than anything produced by the Hubble telescope, at 50 thousandths of the cost.
The University of Cambridge is to form one third of a new £6 million research collaboration looking at quantum physics.
This was Sven Goran Eriksson's last World Cup as England manager, but according to a recent Cambridge study, his next job may not be based on his managerial ability but on the luck of his team alone.