News on Astrophysics
Newly formed stars shoot out powerful whirlwinds
14 December 2016
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system. For the first time they have seen how a powerful whirlwind shoot out from...
Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved
29 November 2016
Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas
11 October 2016
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a system consisting of two stars with three rotating planet-forming accretion discs around them. It is a binary star where each star has its own planet-forming...
First step in the Deep Space mission
21 September 2016
Deep Space is a project that will use a new specially designed telescope to look far into space in order to observe radiation from the early universe. The equipment will be placed at Summit in the middle of the...
Site on Mars named after Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen
07 June 2016
Star with different internal driving force than the Sun
04 May 2016
Astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a distant star in the constellation Andromeda with a different positioning of sunspots and this indicates a magnetic field that is driven by completely different
Easter can be calculated with greater accuracy using new ‘old’ astronomical method
18 March 2016
Easter can fall early and late, in fact, the timing can fluctuate by an entire month from late March to late April. Using a new astronomical method of calculation, the date of Easter would be better defined as the first Sunday after
Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sources
11 February 2016
Today it was announced that gravitational waves, a key prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, have been directly detected for the first time and astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute’s Dark Cosmology Centre...
The solar system’s ninth planet in sight
26 January 2016
Two American researchers believe that they have found evidence that there is still a giant planet in our own solar system that we have never seen. It has long been known that the small dwarf planet Sedna moved in a strange
Very high silicon content surprises Mars researchers
17 December 2015
New results from the Mars rover Curosity show that some rocks in Gale Crater have a high content of the element silicon. Since the accumulation of silica typically require a combination of both heat and water, this place might once