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The ice cap is monitored via satellites combined with data from 57 GPS stations measuring directly on the bedrock in Greenland how much it rises when the ice on top of it melts away. In this way, the loss of ice is calculated very precisely.  Photo: Finn Bo Madsen.
22 JAN

Greenland ice melt accelerating dramatically

New study shows that the melt process reacts surprisingly quickly to changes in the atmosphere and the waters around Greenland.

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
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
DTU skal i 2019-20 udvikle et nyt læringsmiljø om rummet og naturvidenskab til brug i skoler og gymnasier. (DTU Space)
10 JAN

DTU Space to develop virtual space tour for youngsters

With EUR 282,000 of funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, DTU Space is to head the development of a virtual learning environment for schools and youth education programmes...

Space research Earth sciences
Illustration: ESA
02 JAN

New ESA Business Incubation Centre to be anchored at DTU

An ambitious nesting ground for the space industry will provide help, advice, and financial support for Danish growth companies and entrepreneurs.

Earth sciences Information technology Space research Transport and logistics
2018
Photo: NASA
12 DEC

Measuring the world’s forests from space

NASA has now initiated a new space mission to measure Earth’s forests and other biomass with razor-sharp precision through the help of DTU Space.

Earth observation Space technology and instruments Climate change
The PIXL instrument is coated in gold to protect it from harmful radiation from the sun and to maintain the right temperature. Photo: Jeppe Mølgaard.
13 NOV

DTU has completed technology for Mars mission

After many years of development, researchers from DTU Space celebrate their completion of the technology that will search for signs of life on Mars on NASA’s upcoming...

Space research Space technology and instruments
Photo: DTU Space
30 OCT

DTU tests super precise positioning system

The Testbed in Aarhus for Precision Positioning and Autonomous Systems (TAPAS) is being made available to businesses and public authorities wanting to develop new concepts...

Information technology Satelittes
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
Map of Jupiter with an indication of its poles and its very special magnetic field. Illustration: Nature/NASA/DTU Space
06 SEP

NASA and DTU make big discovery on Jupiter

According to new research from the Juno mission published in Nature with participation from DTU Space, the dynamo forming the magnetic field around Jupiter is much stronger...

Space research
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
Antarctica mapped by satellite images. The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast new research published in Science shows. (Image: USGS, NASA, National Science Foundation, British Antarctic Survey).
21 JUN

The bedrock below West Antarctica is rising surprisingly fast

An international study published in Science and lead by DTU Space finds that the bedrock below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is rising surprisingly fast which reveals an...

Climate change Polar research Earth observation
Pine Island-gletsjeren er blandt de ismasser, der bidrager til den accelererende afsmeltning af is fra det vestlige Antarktis. Billedet er fra 2017, hvor et 1-2 km langt stykke is brækkede af gletsjeren - midten af billedet. (Foto: NASA)
13 JUN

Antarctica has suffered massive loss of ice since 1992

New research show that accelerating ice loss from Antarctica have increased sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992. DTU Space has contributed to the study mapping 25 years of...

Ice research Climate change Earth observation
Photo: ESA/DTU Space
29 MAY

ASIM observatory captures first giant lightning

DTU scientists have analysed the first amazing images of a violent thunderstorm over the Earth captured by the ASIM observatory at the International Space Station...

Space research Space technology and instruments Earth observation
Illustration: NASA
18 MAY

DTU on high-precision climate mission in space

DTU is playing a major role in the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) climate mission which NASA is scheduled to send into space from California...

Climate change Earth observation Space technology and instruments
Illustration: ESA
14 MAY

Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

Researchers at DTU are conducting comprehensive climate, environmental, and marine research using data from ESA’s Sentinel satellites. With a new launch, a large...

Marine research Ice research Mapping and surveying Satelittes Space research
Illustration: ESA
03 MAY

The contribution of oceans to the Earth's magnetic field

Researchers from DTU reveal new surprising details about the contribution of the oceans to the Earth’s magnetic field.

Earth's magnetic field Space research Satelittes
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
ASIM observatory now installed on space station and operating. Photo: ESA/P. Thomsen
20 APR

ASIM observatory now installed

DTU is looking forward to receiving data from the ASIM space observatory, which was installed on the International Space Station (ISS) last weekend.

Space research Space technology and instruments Earth observation

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7 APRIL 2020