Astro Blog articles for Kepler

Stargazing Oxford: Thinking Big

Posted: 17 Jan 2012

Stargazing Oxford is more than just a local astronomy fair - it will represent what we at Oxford Astrophysics are all about. Think big: come and explore the Universe from the Denys Wilkinson Building!

Kepler-22b: What you need to know

Posted: 10 Dec 2011

The media is abuzz with news of the discovery of Kepler-22b, an exoplanet that might possibly bear some resemblance to the Earth. This is an exciting result, but have we really found Earth’s twin? Along with two of our resident exoplanet experts, Suzanne Aigrain (who was present at NASA’s announcement of the discovery) and Neale Gibson, we’ve compiled an “essential guide” to our newfound sibling.

Kepler-22b: What you need to know

Posted: 10 Dec 2011

The media is abuzz with news of the discovery of Kepler-22b, an exoplanet that might possibly bear some resemblance to the Earth. This is an exciting result, but have we really found Earth’s twin? Along with two of our resident exoplanet experts, Suzanne Aigrain (who was present at NASA’s announcement of the discovery) and Neale Gibson, we’ve compiled an “essential guide” to our newfound sibling.

Astro News: 9th December 2011

Posted: 09 Dec 2011

Wow, what a week! Not only have two Oxford astrophysicists been on the radio, but in the space of seven days, astronomers have announced that they’ve found an Earth-like planet in a near-by solar system, as well as the most massive black holes in the Universe to date! In other news, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) moves a step closer to being funded and there are rumors that particle physicists may be about to announce something important...