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Researchers call for armchair astronomers to help find unknown hidden worlds

Astronomers at the University of Warwick have joined partners around the world in launching a new online initiative, calling for volunteers to come forward and help to search for extrasolar planets.

Wed 20 Oct 2021, 15:54 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, astronomy, Sciences

A crystal ball into our solar system's future

Astronomers, including a University of Warwick researcher, have discovered the very first confirmed planetary system that resembles the expected fate of our solar system, when the Sun reaches the end of its life in about five billion years.

Thu 14 Oct 2021, 10:48 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

£3.5 million donation for University of Warwick’s aspiring astronomers to reach for the stars

The University of Warwick has received a £3.5 million philanthropic gift to astrophysics, which will be used to recruit and support the next generation of astronomers in exploring the furthest reaches of our universe.

Wed 06 Oct 2021, 10:48 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Space junk traffic dangers to be tackled by first-of-its-kind research centre in UK

New ways of tackling the threat that space junk in our skies poses are being explored by University of Warwick scientists, as they pioneer new research that could help the UK fulfil its ambition to become a responsible spacefaring nation.

Wed 08 Sep 2021, 11:28 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Century-old mystery of how planets reflect light solved

New research involving an honorary professor in the University of Warwick Department of Physics describes a new way of calculating phase curves, the ‘shape’ the sunlight that is reflected towards us from planets and moons that can give astronomers information about their surface and atmospheres.

Wed 01 Sep 2021, 10:26 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

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