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Exoplanet Hunting With Dr Nathan Mayne

By on May 24, 2018 in Blog |

Friend of Nexus, Dr Nathan Mayne, visited us again this Friday to give a lecture on how astrophysicists are hunting for exoplanets – exoplanets are planets which are outside of our own solar system. Dr Mayne discussed how the ‘weather’ on so-called Hot Jupiters can give us an insight into whether conditions are suitable for life.

Dr Mayne is an engaging and inspirational speaker and we are delighted that he gave up his time to come to talk to our students. We are certain that his infectious enthusiasm for his work will have inspired many of our students to find out more about astrophysics and may even encourage some to follow his footsteps and study physics at university.

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