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2021
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
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
2019
A huge and dusty star-forming galaxy like Mambo-9  could look like this in visible light according to an artist’s impression (Illustration: NRAO/AUI/NSF/B. Saxton).
17 DEC

Giant galaxy is almost as old as the Universe it self

Researchers have spotted that an enormous galaxy grew very big surprisingly fast after Big Bang. This has been discovered using the ALMA telescope in an international collaboration...

Astrophysics
The discovery emission of the extremely energetic light particles was made with data from the telescopes MAGIC and NOT situated on the Canary Islands.  (Photo: NOT, Nordic Optical Telescope/Jyri Näränen)
25 NOV

Scientists detect extreme emission from a far away dying star

Researchers at DTU Space, in an international collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute, have for the first time determined the emission of extremely energetic light...

Astrophysics
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

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