Profile of Marcus Chown

Marcus Chown's News & Views

04/11/2011

In 19th century, scientists proposed communicating with Martians by planting trees in geometric...

03/11/2011

‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, like a...

02/11/2011

Comets were believed to be stars-with-tails, or hairy stars. Name comes from Latin for hair –...

01/11/2011

Mars, because of striking red colour, was named after Roman god of war. It orbits the Sun once...

31/10/2011

In the beginning was a cold (-260°C), dark interstellar cloud of gas and dust, an inky blot...

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