Astronomical scientists working at the University of Hong Kong’s Laboratory for Space Research seek answers to life’s fundamental questions: where did we come from? Where are we going? And are we alone in the universe? Photo: Alamy

Hong Kong scientists join search for alien life, hope to discover whether we are alone in the universe

  • The University of Hong Kong’s Laboratory for Space Research specialises in planetary and space science, high-energy astrophysics and late-stage stellar evolution
  • A satellite/telescope will soon be sent into space to observe galaxy clusters and dark matter
Topic |   Space

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Astronomical scientists working at the University of Hong Kong’s Laboratory for Space Research seek answers to life’s fundamental questions: where did we come from? Where are we going? And are we alone in the universe? Photo: Alamy
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A Mecodina bisignata moth, just one of several tropical species that recently arrived in Hong Kong, and is now quite common. Photo: Martin Williams

The insect apocalypse is coming: Hong Kong moth study shows the threats and complexities

  • The consequences of insect die-off could be catastrophic for all life on Earth
  • Scientists in the city are certain that habitat destruction, pollution, invasive species and global warming threaten Hong Kong’s insect populations
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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A Mecodina bisignata moth, just one of several tropical species that recently arrived in Hong Kong, and is now quite common. Photo: Martin Williams
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