Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland
I'm an astronomer and astrobiologist based at the University of Southern Queensland, in Toowoomba, Queensland.
I first became interested in astronomy as a five-year-old, as a result of viewing an accidentally recorded episode of the Sky at Night.
I've always been particularly interested in our Solar system, especially the small objects therein - the comets, asteroids and meteors.
In recent years, I've been expanding my research to include astrobiology and the search for, and study of, exoplanets.
Even though we can see the Moon shining brightly in the night sky and sometimes in daylight its hard to put into perspective just how large, and just how distant, our nearest neighbour actually is. So just how big is...
Out in the depths of the Solar system, astronomers recently discovered a small, icy object, named 2015 TG387. First observed in October 2015, it has been nicknamed The Goblin by its discoverers. It is currently almost...