The European spacecraft JUICE is ready to explore Jupiter’s icy moons

‘Beast’ unleashed: European spacecraft JUICE unveiled in France ahead of planned launch in April Charlie Treballeau font size The European spacecraft JUICE is all set to embark on an eight-year journey through the solar system to see if the oceans hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter’s icy moons have the potential to host extraterrestrial life. … Read more

Why this universe? Maybe not special – just possible

Cosmologists have spent For decades you’ve struggled to understand why the universe is so amazing. Not only is it smooth and flat as far as we can see, but it’s also expanding at an ever-increasingly slow pace, when naive calculations suggest that – out of the Big Bang – space should have been gravitationally collapsed … Read more

Are black holes time machines? Yes, but there is a problem

Black holes are natural time machines that allow travel to the past and the future. But don’t expect to be back to visit dinosaurs anytime soon. Right now, we don’t have a spacecraft that can bring us anywhere near a black hole. But even leaving those small details aside, trying to travel into the past … Read more