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2014.08.19 | Faculty, Workshop

Young Scientists search for Life in Space

A two-week summer school for young researchers at Aarhus University is currently in full swing. Astronomers and biologists are at work on topics such as understanding the conditions found in the cosmos.

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.

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