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Tropical cyclones are occurring more frequently than before

16. oktober 2012

Are there more tropical cyclones now than in the past? New research from the Niels Bohr Institute clearly shows that there is an increasing tendency for cyclones when the climate is warmer

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Methane emissions can be traced back to Roman times

03. oktober 2012

Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere can be traced back thousands of years in the Greenland ice sheet. The results go all the way back to Roman times and up to the present

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The Mars rover Curiosity finds an old riverbed on Mars

01. oktober 2012

The rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars on the 6th of August, has found deposits formed in the Martian past by a fast moving stream of water with a depth between ankle and hip height

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Mars's dramatic climate variations are driven by the Sun

06. september 2012

Researchers from NBI have related the layers in the ice cap on Mars’s north pole to variations in solar insolation on Mars, thus established the first dated climate history for Mars

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The mystery of dark matter may be near to being deciphered

04. september 2012

With the latest observations from the Planck satellite, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, may be closer than ever to a solution to the origin of the mysterious dark matter

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Sweet building blocks of life found around young star

29. august 2012

Building blocks of life found around young starLife is made up of a series of complex organic molecules, including sugars. Astronomers from NBI have now observed a simple sugar molecule in the gas surrounding a young star

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Successful landing on Mars

06. august 2012

"It has succeeded, it has landed”, it sounds from head of the Danish Mars research group, Morten Bo Madsen, who is reporting from NASA’s control centre in Pasadena, California

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Warming and melting on top of the Greenland ice sheet

03. august 2012

On top of the approximately 3 km thick ice sheet in Greenland the temperature is normally around minus 10-15 degrees C in the summer. This year, researchers from NBI observed temperatures above zero

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Rise in temperatures and CO2 follow each other closely in climate change

23. juli 2012

Rise in temperatures and CO2 follow each other closely in climate change New research from the Niels Bohr Institute indicates that, contrary to previous opinion, the rise in temperature and the rise in the atmospheric CO2 follow each other closely in terms of time.

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Planets can form around different types of stars

13. juni 2012

Planets can form around different types of stars New research from NBI, among others, shows that small planets can form around very different types of stars – also stars that are relatively poor in heavy elements. This significantly increases the

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