2018: Coming up in space

The new year might feel like a long time ago now, but 2018 will be an exciting year for space travel. Read on to see what’s in store.

A new home? The closest ever habitable planet is discovered

  In 2013, astronomers noticed signs of a small gravitational tug on our nearest star, Proxima Centauri. The tug indicates the presence of a planet – and according to their calculations it’s in the habitable zone. Since then, the planet has been dubbed a second Earth. It’s only 1.3 times Earth’s mass, is rocky like […]