2014.02.24 | Public/media, Staff, Students, Research news
En fysikstuderendes bachelorprojekt har givet langt dybere indsigt i et planetsystem og afsløret en overraskelse om en planet, forskerne troede, de ”kendte”.
2014.02.20 | Public/media, Research news
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.
2014.01.22 | Public/media, Staff
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.
2013.12.16 | Public/media, Staff, News from the management
Hans Kjeldsen has been appointed Professor of Observational Asteroseismology and Exoplanet Studies at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. The aim of his research is to understand the stars, their interiors, their surroundings and activity, and their planetary systems.
2013.10.18 | Research news, Public/media, Staff
The planets orbiting our own Sun do so in an orderly system. Rocky planets are on the inside, while the gas giants – including Jupiter – are on the outside, and all the trajectories follow virtually the same plane. This is how it most often commonly takes place, according to the astronomers’ theories for planet formation. However, a newly…