Far and Away

A team of NZ and Japanese astronomers at Mount John Observatory have discovered Earth’s most distant planetary neighbour. The planet – which is about the size of Jupiter – was located 17,000 light years away, in the middle of the Milky Way galaxy. Japan’s Nagoya University has since promised a new multimillion dollar telescope for the South Island observatory, which is surrounded by clear, dry air perfect for star-gazing.


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Xero Founder Rod Drury Back with New Start-Up

Xero Founder Rod Drury Back with New Start-Up

Xero founder and former CEO New Zealander Rod Drury is back in the tech scene with a new venture, Atomic.io. It is his first software-as-a-service investment since stepping down from the…