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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...

The galaxy clusters, like MACSJ0138.0-2155 here, magnifies and distorts the image of a galaxy, enabling astronomers to study it in great detail. (Illustration: ESA/NASA/Hubble, A. Newman/M. Akhshik/K. Whitaker)
23 SEP

Astronomers discover six distant galaxies that ran out of fuel

Researchers from DTU and the University of Copenhagen have discovered six distant galaxies in the universe, which have run out of fuel to form new stars. How they ran dry...

Space research
Lars Stenseng has been appointed professor in Satellite Geodesy at DTU Space from September 2021. (Photo: DTU Space/L. Stenseng)
20 SEP

New professor strengthens research in positioning systems

Lars Stenseng has been appointed professor in Satellite Geodesy at DTU Space. He will be working with precise and robust positioning utilizing Global Navigation Satellite...

Information technology Satelittes
The well recognized British space scientist Gillian Wright has been appointed honorary doctor at DTU in the spring 2021. (Photo: DTU)
20 MAY

British space scientist appointed honorary doctor at DTU

Astrophysicist and professor Gillian Wright has helped secure DTU Space a key role in the James Webb Space Telescope, which will soon be sent into space to explore the...

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to be launched into space in October 2021 with an Ariane 5 rocket from ESA. The launch will take place from the European 'spaceport' in French Guiana. (Illustration: ESA)
27 APR

DTU researchers get observation time on new space telescope

Scientists at DTU Space and the Niels Bohr Institute have got plenty of observation time and will be among the first to use the James Webb Telescope, which is to be launched...

Space research Astrophysics
Two new grants from the Willum Foundation and the Carlsberg Foundation will, among other things, be used to research the life cycle of galaxies - here is part of two interacting galaxies called Arp 273. (Illustration: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team / STScI / AURA)
29 JAN

Young DTU Space researchers are awarded new grants

DTU Space researchers Georgios Magdis and Thomas R. Greve receive a total of DKK 8.7 million. DKK for their research into galaxies, black holes and evolution of stars from...

Space research Astrophysics
2020
Glaciers in Eastern and western Greenland have been melting faster than previously assumed, according to a new study from DTU Space and international partners. (Credit: DTU Space)
25 NOV

Greenland outlet glaciers may be melting faster than predicted

Greenland ice mass loss can contribute to sea level rise that surpass the most extreme scenario from the UN body on climate, IPCC. According to new research headed by DTU...

Earth observation Climate change Mapping and surveying
This illustration depicts a star experiencing 'spaghettification' as it is shredded into streams and sucked into a supermassive black hole during a ‘tidal disruption event’. (Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser)
12 OCT

Telescopes record last moments of star ‘eaten’ by a black hole

Researchers from DTU have contributed to a study that describe the rare blast of light from a star being torn to pieces by a supermassive black hole.

Space research Astrophysics
This illustration shows how material is being dragged from the blue 'host star' towards a neutron star by the latters’ huge field of gravity and resulting in a nuclear reaction on the surface of the neutron star. (Illustration: NASA)
14 AUG

Scientists compile huge catalogue of wild explosions in space

DTU has contributed to an international study that has examined decades of X-ray data and created the world’s largest collection of thermonuclear explosions on neutron...

Space research Astrophysics
60 stars of the so-called Delta Scuti type - like this one called beta Pictoriser - have been analyzed in depth by  an international research team involving DTU Space. (Illustration: ESO)
13 MAY

Scientists measure complex vibration patterns in young stars

Researchers from DTU have contributed to an international study that have been able to detect and map elusive pulsation patterns for 60 young, large stars that up until...

Space research Astrophysics

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