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News on Astrophysics 2015

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Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers

18 March 2015

Astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy, the Milky Way. By analysing these planetary systems, researchers from the Australian National University and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen have calculated

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Astronomers observe four images of the same supernova using a cosmic lens

05 March 2015

Astronomers have for the first time observed a supernova multiply-imaged due to gravitational lensing. The light from the supernova is seen in four different images due to a cosmic phenomenon that causes light to be deflected by the

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Astronomers find dust in the early universe

02 March 2015

Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe – both in the formation of planets and new stars. But the earliest galaxies had no dust, only gas. Now an international team of astronomers, led by researchers from the Niels

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Two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute receive large ERC grants

03 February 2015

Two researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute receive large ERC grants Two researchers in astrophysics - Sune Toft, associate professor at the Dark Cosmology Centre and Jes Jørgensen, associate professor in Astrophysics and Planetary Science have each received 15 million kroner (approx. 2 million euro) from the European Research

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Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves

19 January 2015

Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening – a ‘fast radio burst’. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe.

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