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ALMA and Rosetta Detect Freon-40 in Space

03. oktober 2017

Observations made with ALMA and ESA’s Rosetta mission by an international team, including researchers from NBI, have revealed the presence of the organohalogen Freon-40 in gas around both an infant star and a comet.

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New generation ESA-satellites capable of revealing future sea level rises

03. oktober 2017

NEGIS, the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream, splits into three gigantic glaciers - holding back ice masses equaling a global sea level rise of approx. one meter. ESA satellites can help reveal future sea increases.

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Star formation influenced by local environmental conditions

15. september 2017

Three scientists at Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen, have carried out extensive computer simulations related to star formation, and they conclude that the present ‘standard explanatory model’ is lacking...

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Massive Antarctic Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Abrupt Southern Hemisphere Climate Changes Near the End of the Last Ice Age

05. september 2017

Halogen-rich eruptions created a stratospheric ozone hole over Antarctica that, analogous to the modern ozone hole, led to large-scale changes in atmospheric circulation and hydroclimate throughout the Southern Hemisphere.

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Satellite photos reveal gigantic outburst floods

13. 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 Ice core drilling in North Eastern Greenland

27. april 2017

The first crew of researchers, technicians and students has arrived at the EastGRIP research camp on the Greenland ice cap, flown in by ski-equipped American Hercules planes, where they during the next 4 months will....

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