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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Rob McCallum a Big Deal in the Exploration World

Rob McCallum a Big Deal in the Exploration World

As a founding partner of EYOS Expeditions, New Zealander Rob McCallum, since 2008, has helped organise, guide and execute logistics for more than 1000 expeditions to some of the world’s remotest…