Space

What’s up in 2022? Spaceflight Edition!

Last was a big year for space exploration, with the arrival of 2020’s Mars launches in February followed by an exciting summer of commercial human spaceflight firsts- bringing the space industry to the attention of the general public (and provoking some much needed conversation about the ethics of spaceflight). Let's take a look at what 2022… Continue reading What’s up in 2022? Spaceflight Edition!

Astrobiology, Earth Science, Physics, Science at the South Pole, Space

Space on Earth

When we celebrated World Space Week (4-10th October), much of the focus was on, well, space! And when you think about fields like astrobiology, you probably think of exoplanets, exploring the solar system or maybe aliens in sci-fi movies. But a lot of space research, especially that of astrobiology or planetary science, is actually conducted… Continue reading Space on Earth

Astrobiology, Space

The Drake Equation

You can watch this as a YouTube video if you’d like! Linked below 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDIHwIQ5xeY After a fantastic response to my Kepler’s Laws posts, I decided to continue with my Equations of Space series, and return to one of my favourite areas of science, astrobiology! What is the Drake Equation? Essentially, it is a long… Continue reading The Drake Equation

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Thanks 2020!

While most people are celebrating new year, I get to celebrate another milestone- the second birthday of Never Trust An Atom! And what a two years it’s been- I love this community of science and astronomy enthusiasts, I’ve gotten to interview (or just chat with in a comments section) so many awesome people 🤩. Here’s… Continue reading Thanks 2020!

Astrobiology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Space

Aliens on Venus?

All you need to known about the discovery of Phosphine in Venus' clouds! EDIT: The findings have since become into doubt after independent review of the data, but the science behind the potential discovery I discuss here is still interesting! I will do a blog post on some other linked discoveries soon, which I will… Continue reading Aliens on Venus?

Astrobiology, Space, Spectacular Scientists

Spectacular Scientists: Jasmine S

Look at this! Another Spectacular Scientists feature! I really love these posts, as hearing about everyone’s journey is so interesting and motivating! I hope it inspires you/ you find it helpful as much as I do! Jasmine is also a science communicator, and is studying my favourite topics- planetary science (particularly atmospheres) and astrobiology! She… Continue reading Spectacular Scientists: Jasmine S

Images of triton and venus against a pink nebula, titled NASA's Next adventure
Space

NASAs Next Adventure

NASA recently announced 4 potential missions to explore our solar system, as part of their Discovery Program, which aims to increase our understanding of the solar system! Each of the proposed missions have been granted $3 million to investigate their scientific value and feasibility. Can you guess where they are going? Rocket Launch via Space.com… Continue reading NASAs Next Adventure

SciComm, Spectacular Scientists

New Scientist Live 2019

'The World's Greatest Science Festival' Early last month, I got to go to New Scientist Live, a 4 day exhibition (though I only went to one day) run by New Scientist, showcasing the talents behind the stories run every week! Tickets are available to everyone, and with 120 talks across 7 stages, and over 150… Continue reading New Scientist Live 2019

Astrobiology, Space

Astrobiology 104: Looking for Life beyond the Habitable Zone

In my last post, I talked about the possibility of life existing within the sun’s habitable zone. Although it is an easy method of elimination when it comes to using precious telescope time, this narrow minded approach is becoming less relevant as we discover more about the conditions in the outer solar system. Read on,… Continue reading Astrobiology 104: Looking for Life beyond the Habitable Zone

Astrobiology, Physics

Astrobiology 103: Looking for life closer to home

In my last post, I talked about how cool exoplanets are, and how we can find them, and look for life there. But there is a small possibility that we won’t have to travel so far to find life. Although unlikely to be intelligent life, there are some locations that NASA has highlighted, and plans… Continue reading Astrobiology 103: Looking for life closer to home