EPSC 2015 – Small Bodies

EPSC 2015 – Small Bodies

Probably the most exciting aspect of EPSC 2015 for me was the coming of age of geological science for the two new kids on the block, the comet 67P and the dwarf planet Ceres. Data interpretations were necessarily pretty tentative…

Mercury: 2 things that don’t make sense

Such silence, I know! I’ve been rather busy writing this little thing called a thesis – but here’s a 3 minute summary of what I’ve discovered about the planet Mercury. A great feat of simplification, but I hope it will…

Artist's impression of debris around a white dwarf star (Source: NASA)

Detecting the earliest planets

Professor Boris Gäniscke from Warwick University came by to give a seminar yesterday and sparked my interest with his findings from looking at white dwarfs: by looking at the chemistry of these old, burned out stars, he can find out…

Exploring Mars

Exploring Mars

If you share my fascination with the Red Planet, there are a couple of things I think you’ll enjoy, so before I head off deeper into the Solar System, I think some recommendations are in order. How to use Google…

Welcome to New Worlds

Welcome to New Worlds – an exploration into the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System and beyond.  I’ll be bringing you all the latest news coming from the many space missions and telescopic studies in play today and…