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2014.03.21 | Public/media, Staff, Students, Knowledge exchange

Upper secondary school pupils to study planets around other stars

Astrophysicists at Aarhus University have written a new textbook on exoplanets. The book is a new type of teaching resource that makes it possible for the pupils to work with real measurements from the Kepler space satellite.

2014.03.12 | Public/media

Første danske astronauts mission til rummet mangler et navn

Den danske astronaut Andreas Mogensen rejser på sin første mission til ISS, i 2015. ESA og Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet søsætter nu en konkurrence om at finde det bedste navn til missionen.

Kepler-10b fik i sin tid kælenavnet 'Vulcan', da astrofysikerne mener, at planeten har et stort lavahav på den side, der vender ind mod planetens stjerne. Det er det planetsystem, som Alexandra Fogtmann-Schulz nu har fundet ny viden om. (Ill: NASA)

2014.02.24 | Public/media, Staff, Students, Research news

Natten ulmer på lavaplanet (article in Danish only)

En fysikstuderendes bachelorprojekt har givet langt dybere indsigt i et planetsystem og afsløret en overraskelse om en planet, forskerne troede, de ”kendte”.

For the last twenty years, astronomers have been searching for exoplanets – without yet finding an ‘Earth 2’. The main objective of the new PLATO space mission is to find ‘Earth 2’. (illustration: NASA)

2014.02.20 | Public/media, Research news

New space mission to search for ‘Earth 2’

The European Space Agency (ESA) has just decided to build the PLATO satellite, planned for launch in 2024. PLATO will begin a detailed search for planets orbiting alien stars. Aarhus University researchers will play an active role in the PLATO mission.

Using data from the Kepler satellite, researchers at Aarhus University have found a new exoplanet 425 light years from the Earth. Graphics: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

2014.01.22 | Public/media, Staff

Aarhus scientists find new planet

Using data from the Kepler satellite, a team of researchers at Aarhus University has pinpointed yet another exoplanet. The planet is the size of Neptune and is located in orbit around a star in a double-star system 425 light years from the Earth.

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