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.
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.
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.
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.
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.