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2015.06.29 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Precise ages of largest number of stars hosting planets ever measured

New study lead by Aarhus astronomer Víctor Silva Aguirre to be published in MNRAS: 33 Kepler stars have been selected for their solar like oscillations and a set of basic parameters have been determined with high precision showing that even stars older than 11 billion years have Earth-like planets.

2015.06.23 | Public/media, Staff, Students

DFF Starting Grant for research into binary star systems

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has awarded a grant of DKK 5.4 million from the Sapere Aude programme to Associate Professor at SAC Simon Albrecht

2015.05.13 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Circular orbits for small extrasolar planets

Orbits of 74 small extrasolar planets are found to be close to circular, in contrast to previous measurements of massive exoplanets. The results, to be published in the Astrophysical Journal are obtained by the SAC researchers Vincent Van Eylen and Simon Albrecht.

2015.02.24 | Public/media, Awards, Staff, Students

Mikkel Nørup Lund awarded postdoctoral grant from The Danish Council for Independent Research

Mikkel Nørup Lund receives DKK 1.7 million to fund the project "The internal dynamics of stars: high-precision depth-dependent asteroseismology with SONG"

Kepler-444 hosts five Earth-sized planets in very compact orbits. The planets were detected from the dimming that occurs when they transit the disc of their parent star, as shown in this artist's conception. Credit: Tiago Campante/Peter Devine

2015.01.28 | Public/media, Staff, Students

Oldest exoplanet system found in the Milky Way

The oldest known planetary system has been discovered around the star Kepler-444. This is the result of calculations of data from the Kepler satellite by scientists including Aarhus astronomers. The discovery has just been published in The Astrophysical Journal.

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