Historians, architects, archaeologists and volunteers in Germany are teaming up to build a medieval monastery the old-fashioned way. Working conditions will be strictly 9th-century, without machines, rain jackets or even coffee. It will take decades, but they hope to garner fresh insights into everyday life in the 800s.
This is our galaxy. It was only in the 1920’s that people realised that other galaxies existed and there is approximately 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe, surely life exists some place else too!