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2022
Supernova cosmic ray particles enters the Earth’s atmosphere and produce shower structures of secondary particles. A phenomenon that according to new research has influenced life on Earth over billions of years. (Illustration: H. Svensmark/DTU Space)
19 JAN

Supernovae and life on Earth appears to be closely connected

A link between exploding stars, called supernovae, and life on Earth has been discovered, according to new research from DTU.

Space research
2021
The James Webb Space Telescope is ready for launch at the European space port in French Guiana. (Photo: ESA)
22 DEC

James Webb Space Telescope launch has been postponed

The world's largest space telescope to date, with equipment from DTU Space on board, is set to launch 25 December between 13:20 and 13:52 DK time.

Space research
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest and most complex space telescope ever built. Thousands of parts must work perfectly in a carefully defined sequence when its 6.5 meter large mirror is to be unfolded automatically 1,5 million km from earth. (Photo: NASA)
13 DEC

Huge space mission with DTU contribution ready for launch

One of the largest space projects of this century, the James Webb Space Telescope, has significant danish participation. 

Space research
The galaxy clusters, like MACSJ0138.0-2155 here, magnifies and distorts the image of a galaxy, enabling astronomers to study it in great detail. (Illustration: ESA/NASA/Hubble, A. Newman/M. Akhshik/K. Whitaker)
23 SEP

Astronomers discover six distant galaxies that ran out of fuel

Researchers from DTU and the University of Copenhagen have discovered six distant galaxies in the universe, which have run out of fuel to form new stars. How they ran...

Space research
Lars Stenseng has been appointed professor in Satellite Geodesy at DTU Space from September 2021. (Photo: DTU Space/L. Stenseng)
20 SEP

New professor strengthens research in positioning systems

Lars Stenseng has been appointed professor in Satellite Geodesy at DTU Space. He will be working with precise and robust positioning utilizing Global Navigation Satellite...

Information technology Satelittes
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
Glaciers in Eastern and western Greenland have been melting faster than previously assumed, according to a new study from DTU Space and international partners. (Credit: DTU Space)
25 NOV

Greenland outlet glaciers may be melting faster than predicted

Greenland ice mass loss can contribute to sea level rise that surpass the most extreme scenario from the UN body on climate, IPCC. According to new research headed by...

Earth observation Climate change Mapping and surveying
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

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