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Satellite photos reveal gigantic outburst floods

14. august 2017

The lake has been the source of four major outburst floods over the last 50 years - each representing an astounding mass of energy, equaling up to 240 Hiroshima-bombs. The next may happen as soon as 2018-19.

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At the age of 85-year old, Erik Høg is planning a satellite to be launched in 20 years

04. juli 2017

Erik Høg, who celebrated his 85th birthday earlier this year, has just had his fourth major astrometry project approved, a project that he started in 2013 and one that ESA is now joining. A satellite that will be launched in 20 years.

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Unexpected rotation in a stone-dead galaxy

20. juni 2017

A joint European-US study led by experts from Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, reveals a rotating stellar disk à la the Milky Way in a stone-dead galaxy 10 billion light-years from Earth.

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ALMA Finds Ingredient of Life Around Infant Sun-like Stars

06. juni 2017

Astronomers, including researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, have used ALMA to observed stars like the Sun at a very early stage in their formation and found traces of methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life.

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KU researcher with bad climate news won the Danish Research Result of the Year

28. april 2017

Gary Shaffer, Professor Emeritus at the Niels Bohr Institute, and Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen from DTU have made the year’s most important scientific discovery, according to the users of Videnskab.dk.

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New astronomy center will reveal the cosmic dawn

19. april 2017

Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new basic research centre funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and located at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen in close collaboration with DTU Space.

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The Villum Foundation invests 80 MDKK in the dark universe and climate change

20. marts 2017

Niels Bohr Institute Professors Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Centre for Ice and Climate and Jens Hjorth, Dark Cosmology Centre, have obtained a grant of nearly 40 million Danish crowns each, from the new Villum Investigator program.

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Carlsberg supports Danish Mars research

30. januar 2017

Morten Bo Madsen, head of the Mars Group at the Niels Bohr Institute, has received a grant of 2.5 million kroner from the Carlsberg Foundation for the project: A Field Trip 250 million km from home – Salary for Essential Expert and Materials...

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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...

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Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved

29. november 2016

Over the last year, researchers have observed some very faint, diffuse galaxies. The galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but are distributed over an area just as large as the Milky Way.

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