Planet puzzles in nearby star system

Planet puzzles in nearby star system

Pictured: An artist’s impression of the trio of super-Earths discovered by a European team using the HARPS spectrograph on the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, after 5 years of monitoring. The three planets, having 4.2, 6.7, and 9.4 times the mass of...
Mars rover looks closely at rocks

Mars rover looks closely at rocks

Star-shaped and swallowtail-shaped tiny, dark bumps in fine-layered bright bedrock of a Martian ridge are drawing close inspection by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. This set of shapes looks familiar to geologists who have studied gypsum crystals formed in drying lakes...
Remote school to experience stellar wonder

Remote school to experience stellar wonder

Traditional Indigenous knowledge of astronomy, modern science and a sky dome will combine in a special event at the small school in Far North Queensland. Queensland Minister for Science, Leeanne Enoch, said Bloomfield River State School was one of 17 schools,...