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Cosmic rays interacting with the Earth's atmosphere producing ions than can turn small aerosols into cloud condensation nuclei – seeds on which liquid water droplets form to make clouds. It is cascades of secondary particles that ionize molecules when traveling through the air. (Illustration: H. Svensmark/DTU)
20 DEC

New study connect exploding stars, clouds and Earth climate

New research from DTU Space provides better understanding of how cosmic rays can influence Earth´s cloud cover and climate.

Cosmic radiation The Solar system Climate change
2016
Svensmark-Forbush-decreases-2016
24 AUG

Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover

Solar variations affect the abundance of clouds in our atmosphere, a new study lead by DTU Space suggests. Large eruptions on the surface of the Sun can temporarily shield...

Cosmic radiation Space research
2015
The fours vessels on the MMS mission each consists of two decks: one for scientific instruments and one for power and navigation equipment— which is where the star camera from DTU is mounted. Illustration: NASA
09 MAR

New NASA mission with DTU star cameras

Four NASA spacecraft are to study the Earth’s magnetic fields. Star cameras from DTU will be used to handle the navigation

Space research Cosmic radiation Space technology and instruments
2014
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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