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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
2021
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.

The James Webb Space Telescope is ready for launch at the European space port in French Guiana. (Photo: ESA)
22 DEC

James Webb Space Telescope launch has been postponed

The world's largest space telescope to date, with equipment from DTU Space on board, is set to launch 25 December between 13:20 and 13:52 DK time.

Space research
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest and most complex space telescope ever built. Thousands of parts must work perfectly in a carefully defined sequence when its 6.5 meter large mirror is to be unfolded automatically 1,5 million km from earth. (Photo: NASA)
13 DEC

Huge space mission with DTU contribution ready for launch

One of the largest space projects of this century, the James Webb Space Telescope, has significant danish participation. 

Space research
DTU astrophysicist Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen contributed to the Planck-mission (Illustration: ESA/D. Ducros) the  has passed away
24 SEP

DTU astrophysicist Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen has died

Obituary: Noted Astrophysicist and senior researcher emeritus at DTU Space, Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen, who contributed to several significant discoveries throughout his...

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