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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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Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas

11. oktober 2016

Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gasResearchers 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...

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Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet

27. september 2016

Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheetBy analysing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was in the past. The results have just published in the research journal Scientific

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First step in the Deep Space mission

21. september 2016

First step in the Deep Space missionDeep 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...

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Acidity in atmosphere minimised to preindustrial levels

19. september 2016

Acidity in atmosphere minimised to preindustrial levels New research shows that human pollution of the atmosphere with acid is now almost back to the level that it was before the pollution started with industrialisation in the 1930s. The results come from studies of the Greenland

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Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms

29. august 2016

Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms Violent thunderstorms can often cause torrential rain, which poses a threat for both humans and the infrastructure. Until now such extreme weather phenomena have been very poorly understood.

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Warning from the past: Future global warming could be even warmer

27. juni 2016

Future global warming will not only depend on the amount of emissions from man-made greenhouse gasses, but will also depend on the sensitivity of the climate system and response to feedback mechanisms.

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Site on Mars named after Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen

07. juni 2016

The Danish Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen has had an area on Mars named after him. The site has been named Knudsen Ridge and has a very beautiful location by Endeavour Crater near the equator.

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Star with different internal driving force than the Sun

04. maj 2016

Star with different internal driving force than the Sun 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

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