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Scientists are working on automatic mapping of drift sea ice in the Arctic using satellites and artificial intelligence. (Photo:  DTU Space/ESA, Andreas Stokholm)
09 MAR

Reward for best AI based map of drifting sea ice in the Arctic

With DTU Space as co-organiser, ESA has challenged researchers and students in Europe with a contest to create the best maps of drifting sea ice in the Arctic using satellite...

Earth observation Satelittes Ice research Mapping and surveying
Surface meltwater streams cut into the ice sheet surface in Western Greenland during summer. These streams will eventually plunge to the rock bed beneath where the water can cause speed changes in the glaciers above as they slide towards the coast. DTU Space and Scientists from Université Grenoble Alpes have discovered that water can get from the surface to the bedrock even in winter when air temperatures are below the freezing point. (Photo: Nathan Maier)
22 FEB

Lakes collapse in Greenland during winter and release meltwater to the seas

18 lakes on the ice sheet have collapsed, and the water from them is causing glaciers to slide faster towards the sea, according to new international research with contributions...

Climate change Earth observation
New research published in Nature with DTU Space contributions describe a phenomenon called a 'jetted Tidal Disruption Event', where a star get close to a black hole and is ripped apart while spewing a luminous jet of matter into space. (Illustration: Carl Knox. OzGrav, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, Swinburne University of Technology)
30 NOV

DTU scientists help to detect rare black hole phenomenon

A successful and very rare sighting of a luminous jet spewed by a gigantic black hole can help us better understand the nature of these extreme objects.

Space research Astrophysics
Due to more than average global warming in Greenland the melting of smaller so-called peripheral are increasing. (Photo: W. Colgan/GEUS)
17 JUN

Earth's northernmost glaciers are melting at record speed

The melting of Greenland's many smaller glaciers is increasing, and it now sends 15 billion tons extra of water into the sea annually, according to new research led by...

Ice research Climate change
DTU have contributed with advice and knowledge to a new maritime boundary agreement Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark. (Photo: DTU Space)
15 JUN

DTU contributes to historic sea border agreement

A 3,962 km maritime boundary between Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark has been determined with advice and knowledge from DTU Space.

Mapping and surveying
During many years of satellite and airborne survey campaigns over Greenland and the Arctic, researchers have observed how Greenland's glaciers melt and shrink. Among them is the Zachariae Glacier. (Photo: DTU Space)
13 JUN

Reliable data paves the way for better climate models

DTU experts have carried out surveys of sea and land ice in the Arctic to test methods to improve data for UN climate models.

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change Ice research
The new discovery of a precursor to a supermassive black hole can be attributed to data from the Hubble Space Telescope. (Image: Nasa)
02 MAY

Scientists discover the precursor to a supermassive black hole

Gazing back to the early epochs after the Big Bang, scientists, for the first time, have found the ancestor of a supermassive black hole.

Space research
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
04 FEB

Space technology can be used for better breast scans

A special camera designed for space telescopes can also be used in scanners that can detect breast cancer far more effectively than regular mammograms.

Space research Medicine and medico technology
Supernova cosmic ray particles enters the Earth’s atmosphere and produce shower structures of secondary particles. A phenomenon that according to new research has influenced life on Earth over billions of years. (Illustration: H. Svensmark/DTU Space)
19 JAN

Supernovae and life on Earth appears to be closely connected

A link between exploding stars, called supernovae, and life on Earth has been discovered, according to new research from DTU.

Space research
The James Webb Space Telescope lifted off on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, at 13:20 CET on 25 December. (Photo: ESA)
25 DEC

James Webb successfully launched into space

The James Webb Space Telescope was launched 25 December. DTU Space have contributed with technology and look forward to using the telescope.

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