Gaia Data Release 3: New space data serves as ‘complete step change’ in understanding of our Universe
Space scientists have today (Monday) announced the discovery of a ‘super Jupiter’ orbiting a white dwarf, the first detected using direct...
Man vs. machine: New Leicester research to compare human eye-tracking with AI in first study of its kind
The human brain’s ability to track and process hazards will be pitted against an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool in a new...
Arctic rocket launch could uncover unique features of Earth’s life-sustaining atmosphere
A Leicester expert in space weather has helped launch a NASA mission from deep within the Arctic Circle which could uncover unique features of our...
Leicester research now ranked Top 30 in the UK (Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2021)
The University of Leicester has made one of the biggest climbs of any UK university in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, published on...
Nuclear expert cautions against unfamiliar new nuclear age
High-tech advances in weapons technologies and a return of ‘great power nuclear politics’, risk the world ‘sleepwalking’ into a nuclear age vastly...
Neptune is cooler than we thought: Study reveals unexpected changes in atmospheric temperatures
New research led by space scientists at the University of Leicester has revealed how temperatures in Neptune’s atmosphere have unexpectedly...
Leicester space pioneers return to unveil new Space Research Centre
Two of Leicester’s first space scientists have returned to open the region’s state-of-the-art Space Research Centre, more than 60 years on.
Webb Fellowship awarded for the study of giant planets
An early-career planetary scientist has been awarded the third-ever Webb Fellowship and will study the atmospheres of giant planets using the...
Saturn’s high-altitude winds generate an extraordinary aurorae, study finds
Leicester space scientists have discovered a never-before-seen mechanism fuelling huge planetary aurorae at Saturn.
Juno and Hubble data reveal electromagnetic ‘tug-of-war’ lights up Jupiter’s upper atmosphere
New Leicester space research has revealed, for the first time, a complex ‘tug-of-war’ lights up aurorae in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere, using a...