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The Earth and Moon formed later than previously thought

07 June 2010

The Earth and Moon formed later than previously thoughtThe Earth and Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. Until now it was thought to have happened when the solar system was 30 million years old...

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Planck satellite on a mission to the beginning of the Universe

18 May 2010

Planck satellite on a mission to the beginning of the Universe”The mission is going perfectly and we are getting very good data which might explain what happened during the creation of the Universe and how and why the world looks as it does”, explains a happy but enigmatic researcher...

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Launch: New Danish center for space research

06 April 2010

Launch: New Danish center for space researchWith the aim of strengthening Danish space research, several institutes at the University of Copenhagen have formed a new interdisciplinary center, the Space Science Center. With the new center, we focus more on the...

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Astronomers observe growing black holes

17 March 2010

Astronomers observe growing black holesThe most distant quasars found in the early universe, a mere 800 million years after the Big Bang, have been observed by an international team of astronomers including members from the Niels Bohr Institute...

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Space travel to distant galaxies

23 October 2009

Space travel to distant galaxiesIs it possible to travel with a spaceship to a distant galaxy, located millions of light years out in the universe, and then travel back to the Earth again? Yes, theoretically, says the Australian astrophysicist, Berian James, who has...

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The Earth´s oceans were formed by water from comets

04 September 2009

The Earth´s oceans were formed by water from cometsComets filled with ice and not stony asteroids bombarded the Earth and Moon 3,85 billion years ago and made the craters on the Moon and the Earth´s oceans, according to new research by astronomer Uffe Gråe Jørgensen from...

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Danish star research achieves stardom

24 August 2009

Read the article: Danish star research achieves stardomThe astronomical catalogue, the Tycho-2 catalogue, which contains the positions, motions and luminosity of the brightest 2,5 million stars in the sky, is one of the most used astronometric catalogues in the world...

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The longest total solar eclipse of the century

12 August 2009

Read the article: The longest total solar eclipse of the centuryWitnessing a total solar eclipse is a privilege that not everyone gets the opportunity to experience. You will never forget the experience, as the moon with unbelievable precision glides in between the Sun and the Earth...

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A Burst to See

03 April 2008

Read the article: A Burst to SeeObserving the distant Universe with the unaided eye
On 19 March, Nature was particularly generous and provided astronomers with the wealth of four gamma-ray bursts on the same day...

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