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Circling neutron stars as imagined by artist (Illustration: ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser)
23 OCT

DTU helps to solve a big question about heavy elements' origin

Researchers from DTU Space are part of an international team who have discovered that some of the heavy elements – in particular strontium – are formed in neutron...

Astrophysics Satelittes
Photo: Diane Juncher/NOT
25 AUG

DTU and NASA to look for new planets from the Canary Islands

Experts from DTU Space have been working in the Canary Islands this summer. They have upgraded the Nordic telescope on the island of La Palma, and it is now tuned to look...

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
Illustration: NASA
14 JUN

Denmark to name planet discovered by DTU researcher

Citizens of Denmark are invited to make suggestions for the names of an exoplanet and star discovered in 2008 some 1,000 light years from Earth.

The Solar system Astrophysics
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
The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) was inaugurated 22 June 2018 at Vibenhus in Copenhagen and is a cooperation between DTU and the University of Copenhagen.  (Photo: KU/NBI, DTU Space)
05 JUL

DTU and Niels Bohr Institute opens Cosmic Dawn Center

The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN), a new basic research center of excellence that is to study and expand our knowledge of the very early universe, has now been established...

Astrophysics Space research
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
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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