Space scientists in Leicester are working on plans for a revolutionary new type of Martian rover – one that doesn’t have any wheels.
Research confirms the presence of a previously theoretical class of astronomical object.
Eleven years ago, NASA launched Stardust, a mission to collect material from a comet and return it to Earth. And now some of that precious material is at the University of Leicester.
Astronomically successful collaboration between two Leicester institutions.
A team of researchers led by Dr Jay Farihi from our Department of Physics and Astronomy have demonstrated that rocky planets are common in the galaxy. Not by finding any actual planets, but by looking for their remains: a sort of interstellar archaeology.