Astronomers have found a new planet, the closest yet outside our solar system and just an astronomical stone's throw away at four light years, raising the chances of finding a habitable planet in earth's neighbourhood.Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 3:37am
By Dava Sobel
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 1 84115 621 3
If you recently enjoyed Stephen and Lucy Hawking's George's Secret Key To The Universe, your next journey into the cosmos should be Dava Sobel's The Planets. This is a thrills-a-minute trip to worlds about which we know very little.30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
For the second time in three years, a planet has been named after a young inventor from the city - a rare honour.
The minor planet 23165 was renamed Kakinchan last month after Tom Chan Ka-kin, 18, who is studying pharmacy at Chinese University, in recognition of a plastics substitute that he invented while a student at high school and entered in a US science fair in May.7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
You'll be at your most gloriously perverse this week. However, you are strongly advised to keep your temper and the peace as your judgment will not be reliable in the days ahead. The good news is Thursday's new moon falls in your birth sign, offering you the chance to back away from something having a negative influence on your life.7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
I read that scientists think they may have found a planet similar to Earth that is suitable for living organisms. It's very exciting to think that one day we might be able to build a new home.16 May 2007 - 12:00am
by Dava Sobel
Fourth Estate, $21711 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Quick. What is the biggest planet in the solar system? C'mon, any kid will tell you the answer is Jupiter, and will probably add the fact that Jupiter is bigger than Saturn plus all the other planets put together.
Field trips to sky shows like 'Exploring Giant Planets' at the Hong Kong Space Museum allow children to have fun, learn and pursue big dreams.7 Jul 2004 - 12:00am
Edge Of The Universe: Planets From Hell
World, 9pm21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am
Saddam Hussein, Winston Churchill and the Queen have two things in common. They are or were all leaders, and the first-born children in their families.
Tony Blair and John F Kennedy are defined as negotiators and were both middle-born. Mahatma Gandhi and Andy Warhol were last-born, and born to be rebels.7 Apr 2000 - 12:00am
Imagine standing on top of Olympus Mons, a volcano that rises 30,400 metres above the red planes of Mars. All the ground below would curve away in every direction. Or journey to Triton and observe its nitrogen geysers sprouting eight kilometres into the air.18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am