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Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings
26 March 2014
Until now, rings of material in a disc have only been observed around giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and especially Saturn, which is known for its spectacular rings. Now astronomers from NBI, have observed the first
Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser
23 March 2014
Researchers at NBI have discovered that imperfect nanostructures can offer entirely new functionalities. They have shown that imperfect optical chips can be used to produce ‘nanolasers’, which is an ultimately compact and
Ultra sensitive detection of radio waves with lasers
05 March 2014
When detecting radio waves ‘noise’ in the instrument limits how sensitive and precise the measurements can be. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new method where they can avoid noise by means of
Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision
23 February 2014
The Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. Researchers from NBI, among others, have detected a stream of stars in one of the Galaxy’s outer satellite galaxies, called Andromeda II.
First images of star cluster from the Gaia Satellite
07 February 2014
The Gaia Satellite has already sent its first images down to Earth approximately 40 days after its launch on the 19th of December. They show a dense collection of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud at a distance of 170,000 light years.
Early galaxies grew massive through collisions
29 January 2014
New research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that massive galaxies were formed by explosive star formation that was set in motion by the collision of galaxies a few billion years after the Big Bang
Gaia on a mission to map billions of stars in the Milky Way
16 December 2013
On the 19th of December, the Gaia satellite will be launched and it will make the most precise measurements of the billions of stars in the Milky Way to date. Gaia is an astronomical satellite that measures the positions...
Weather forecast for Christmas - a white Christmas?
12 December 2013
Explosive growth of young star
04 December 2013
New research from the Niels Bohr Institute, among others, shows that a young, newly formed star in the Milky Way had such an explosive growth, that it was initially about 100 times brighter than it is now
Niels Bohr Institute appointed Historic Site
02 December 2013