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SN 2017iuk emitting intense gamma-ray bursts at its ends—shown as grey jets—while material is simultaneously ejected in a ‘cocoon‘ shape at the sides—shown in red. Illustration: Anna S. Esposito.
21 JAN

Violent stellar explosion provides new knowledge about the universe

Researchers from DTU Space have helped identify a phenomenon rarely observed, originating from a giant stellar explosion far out in the universe. The new discovery has...

Space research Astrophysics
2018
Illustration: NASA/WIkipedia
24 OCT

ESA launches spacecraft on 9 billion kilometre journey into space

DTU Space was at the launch, when ESA’s unique mission to Mercury was sent into space on Saturday morning on a journey to map the planet.

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
 The unique light from the super bright supernova iPTF16eh has been studied using the Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF), a number of telescopes installed in California. Photo: Iair Arcavi, Courtesy PTF/Caltech.
18 SEP

Extreme starburst mapped

It is a bit of a mystery what happens when a star 100 times more massive than the Sun explodes in a sea of lights in the far universe.

Space research Astrophysics
Illustration: ESA
28 AUG

Prize completes historical mapping of the universe

Researchers receive prestigious prize for their significant scientific contribution to the European Planck mission.

Space research Astrophysics
Photo: NASA
23 APR

TESS launched to find new planets in the Milky Way

NASA’s TESS mission, in which DTU participates, was launched safely into space on Thursday to explore exoplanets in the Milky Way.

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
Illustration: NASA
23 APR

Search for ‘Earth-sized’ exoplanets

NASA’s TESS mission takes the next big step in the exploration of exoplanets in the Milky Way with help from DTU. The purpose of the project is to locate planets...

Space research Astrophysics Satelittes
 After detecting the first exoplanets in the 1990s it has become clear that planets around other stars are the rule rather than the exception and there are likely hundreds of billions of exoplanets in the Milky Way alone. The search for these planets is now a large field of astronomy. (Illustration: ESA/Hubble/ESO/M. Kornmesser)
15 FEB

DTU scientist leads discovery of almost 100 new exoplanets

An international team of scientists lead by a PhD student at DTU Space have just confirmed finding nearly 100 new exoplanets.

Space research Astrophysics
2017
Illustration: ESA 2002/Medialab
18 OCT

DTU researchers involved in historic discovery in outer space

The INTEGRAL space craft has measured signals originating from a collision of two neutron stars. For the first time ever, gravitational waves and gamma rays have been recorded...

Astrophysics
Illustration: NASA
08 JUN

DTU Space launches new technology on the hunt for neutron stars

NASA’s recently launched NICER mission—which is to obtain new knowledge about extreme stars in the Milky Way—includes new Danish navigation technology...

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
2016
Foto Thorkild Christensen
05 JUL

Rufus Gifford med til at fejre Juno-missionen

USA’s ambassadør i Danmark var på pletten, da DTU Space fejrede Junos ankomst til Jupiter.

Astrophysics Space technology and instruments The Solar system
2014
Mosaikbillede fra JEM-X instrumenterne på ESA INTEGRAL satellit viser området tæt på Mælkevejens centrum med to nye røntgen kilder
26 NOV

Busy astrophysicist discovers two new x-ray sources

September and October were very busy months for Jérôme Chenevez, an astrophysicist at DTU Space.Hidden in recent data from ESA's INTEGRAL satellite he discovered...

Astrophysics Satelittes Space technology and instruments
Photo: NASA
21 FEB

Satellite with Danish technology solving supernova riddle

NASA has been using the NuSTAR satellite to study the remains of an exploded star, thus obtaining new knowledge about supernovas.

The Solar system Space research Astrophysics Cosmic radiation Space technology and instruments

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10 APRIL 2020