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'Dark energy' and 'dark matter' the focus of the Euclid space mission

05. oktober 2011

'Dark energy' and 'dark matter' the focus of the Euclid space missionThe future European space mission, Euclid, which the European Space Agency has just selected for launch in 2019, will have prominent Danish participation. Space Science Center at the University of Copenhagen and DTU...

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66 new telescopes to explore first solar systems and the primordial universe

30. september 2011

66 new telescopes to explore first solar systems and the primordial universe How do clouds of dust and gas surrounding newly formed stars become planets? – and how far back can you trace the building blocks of life? Danish astronomers will be researching this using the big new astronomical telescopes...

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Light from galaxy clusters confirm theory of relativity

28. september 2011

Light from galaxy clusters confirm theory of relativity Astrophysicists at the Dark Cosmology Centre at the NBI have managed to measure how the light is affected by gravity on its way out of galaxy clusters. The observations confirm the theoretical predictions...

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Astronomers discover new way to measure Universe

27. september 2011

Astronomers discover new way to measure UniverseAstronomers at Dark Cosmology Centre at Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute have found a new way to measure distances. Because their new method uses quasars, some of the brightest objects known.

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Satellite crashing down on Friday – Denmark barely in the danger zone

21. september 2011

Satellite crashing down on Friday ? Denmark barely in the danger zoneNASA’s defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will crash down to Earth on Friday, September 23. Precisely where and when is not known for certain and NASA will only be able to give a more definite...

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Large variations in Arctic sea ice

05. august 2011

Large variations in Arctic sea iceFor the last 10,000 years, summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been far from constant. For several thousand years, there was much less sea ice in The Arctic Ocean – probably less than half of current amounts.

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ESS Science Symposia launched at the Niels Bohr International Academy in Copenhagen

18. juli 2011

ESS Science Symposia launched at the Niels Bohr International Academy in CopenhagenThe first ESS Science Symposium at Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) was held in Copenhagen in late June, an NBIA conference on ESS research that initiates a series of annual workshops...

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Extreme gamma radiation from black hole in a distant galaxy

17. juni 2011

Extreme gamma radiation from black hole in a distant galaxy The extreme gamma radiation is most likely due to a star that has been swallowed up by a super massive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. The gamma radiation was observed by researchers from NBI.

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First galaxies created earlier than previously thought

14. april 2011

First galaxies created earlier than previously thoughtA team of astronomers, including members from the Niels Bohr Institute, have discovered a distant galaxy whose stars were created earlier in the history of the universe than previously observed.

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Rare observation of cosmic explosion

08. marts 2011

Rare observation of cosmic explosionGamma ray bursts, which are the most powerful bursts of radiation in the universe, have now been observed in direct connection with an exploding giant star - a supernova. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute...

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