Secret lives of planets, stars and galaxies
New Zealand astronomers use different wavelengths of light to reveal information about stars and galaxies and to find new planets. Learn about our Solar System at the same time.
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Hundreds of extrasolar planets (around other stars) have been found using several methods, including transit, ‘wobble’ and microlensing. New Zealand scientists are part of the hunt for extrasolar...
This articles looks at galaxy clusters which help us understand the structure of the universe. Much information is got using X-ray and radio telescopes, and there are plans for even better...
Much of the electromagnetic spectrum is invisible to our eyes. Telescopes detect different wavelengths of light from objects in space.
Professor Denis Sullivan, an astrophysicist at Victoria University of Wellington, talks about how he uses science in his work. He also considers some of the limits of science.