Seven-planet extrasolar system discovered – an annotated infographic

We are not alone. Possibly. Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light-years away. At least three of them could harbour oceans of water, increasing the possibility they could host life. This system has the largest number of Earth-sized planets yet found, making it a key object for future study. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Seven-planet extrasolar system discovered – an annotated infographic

IET events this February – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

  Although the UK may be facing a grey and wet start to February, the IET is giving you many reasons to don those waterproofs and get out and about this month. Several events introducing the different levels of professional registration – and how to achieve them – are taking place across the country as well as a myriad of lectures on topics as varied as AI in gaming through to electrification in motorsport. February sees the start of the regional UK heats for the international Present Around The World competition and there’s still time to enter, simply head to … Continue reading IET events this February – #engineering and technology dates for your diary