News on Astronomy in 2018

Hubble searches for the origin of the first galaxies

13 September 2018

How did the first galaxies come to be? The Buffalo project, a new Hubble Frontier Fields Program to study the first galaxies with the The Hubble Space Telescope has started to conduct a large survey.

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New observations link gigantic star collisions to homeless short duration gamma ray bursts

26 July 2018

Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, have been involved in detecting a beam of light that provides a link between neutron star mergers and short duration gamma ray bursts. The result is now published in Nature Astronomy.

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Prehistoric lunar eclipse hits Denmark on 27 July

25 July 2018

On Friday, July 27th, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in Denmark, if weather permits. That the lunar eclipse has prehistoric roots may sound a little strange. The explanation is that lunar eclipses follow a 19-year cycle.

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Milky Way type dust particles discovered in a galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth

03 July 2018

An international research team, with participation from the Niels Bohr Institute, has found the same type of interstellar dust that we know from the Milky Way in a distant galaxy 11 billion light years from Earth.

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Here is what it looks like, when a massive black hole devours a star

29 May 2018

Jane Lixin Dai and Professor Enrico Ramirez from DARK Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have recently provided the scientific community with a much-needed computer model.

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