Once only science fiction, astronomers are now finding hundreds of planetary systems beyond our own. Given recent discoveries through space exploration, it is entirely feasible that we may soon discover the existence of extra-terrestrial life forms on other planets.
Cambridge students will be loading human screams onto a smartphone that will be blasted into outer space later this year. The public are invited to submit their screams, which will be emitted while in orbit at the same time as the phone records - to test if it’s possible to capture the sound of screaming in space.
A University of Cambridge academic is to describe how the insights of a great nineteenth century French mathematician and theoretical physicist transformed our ideas about the geometry of space.
A long-sought “echo” of light that promises to reveal more about supersized black holes in distant galaxies has been identified by an international team of astronomers.
A team of astronomers at the University of Cambridge is taking the next big step in a European-wide programme which will lead to the creation of the first three-dimensional map of more than a billion stars.