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Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision

23 February 2014

Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collisionThe Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. Researchers from NBI, among others, have detected a stream of stars in one of the Galaxy’s outer satellite galaxies, called Andromeda II.

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First images of star cluster from the Gaia Satellite

07 February 2014

First images of star cluster from the Gaia SatelliteThe Gaia Satellite has already sent its first images down to Earth approximately 40 days after its launch on the 19th of December. They show a dense collection of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud at a distance of 170,000 light years.

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Early galaxies grew massive through collisions

29 January 2014

Early galaxies grew massive through collisions New research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that massive galaxies were formed by explosive star formation that was set in motion by the collision of galaxies a few billion years after the Big Bang

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Gaia on a mission to map billions of stars in the Milky Way

16 December 2013

On the 19th of December, the Gaia satellite will be launched and it will make the most precise measurements of the billions of stars in the Milky Way to date. Gaia is an astronomical satellite that measures the positions...

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Explosive growth of young star

04 December 2013

New research from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, shows that a young, newly formed star in the Milky Way had such an explosive growth, that it was initially about 100 times brighter than it is now

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Monster gamma-ray burst in our cosmic neighbourhood

21 November 2013

Gamma-ray bursts are violent bursts of gamma radiation associated with exploding massive stars. For the first time ever, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, have observed an unusually powerful gamma-ray

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Quasar observed in 6 separate light reflections

07 August 2013

Using a special method where you observe light that has been bent by gravity on its way through the universe, a group of physics students from NBI have observed a quasar whose light has been deflected and reflected in

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New knowledge about early galaxies

03 July 2013

Using new detailed studies carried out with the ESO Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers from NBI have studied an early galaxy in unprecedented detail and determined a number of

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Rounded stones on Mars evidence of flowing water

30 May 2013

Observations by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity have revealed areas with gravel and pebbles that are characteristic of a former riverbed. Researchers, including members of the Niels Bohr Institute, have analysed their...

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Researchers close to finding habitable planets

18 April 2013

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and Aarhus University are part of a team that has discovered a planetary system with five small planets of which two are super-Earth sized and lie in the habitable zone.

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