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Winds of rubies and sapphires strike the sky of giant planet

Signs of powerful changing winds have been detected on a planet 16 times larger than Earth, over 1000 light years away – the first time ever that weather systems have been found on a gas giant outside our solar system - according to new research by the University of Warwick.


Planet Nine could spell doom for solar system

The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ exists, according to research from the University of Warwick.

Tue 30 Aug 2016, 09:19 | Tags: University of Warwick, Astrophysics, Space, Science

Student satellite set for space to help global conservation

A fully-orbiting satellite, set to be launched to the International Space Station to help global conservation projects, is being designed and built by engineering students at the University of Warwick.


Star’s intense radiation beams whip neighbouring red dwarf

New research from the University of Warwick finds a new type of exotic binary star, in which a rapidly-spinning burnt-out stellar remnant called a white dwarf sweeps powerful beams of particles and radiation over its nearby companion star, causing it to pulse across almost the entire electromagnetic spectrum from the ultraviolet to radio.

 

Thu 28 Jul 2016, 09:41 | Tags: Astrophysics, Space, Science, Research

The University of Warwick is Europe’s most successful user of Hubble Space Telescope

Mysteries ranging from dying planetary systems to gigantic cosmic explosions are being unravelled by Europe’s leading users of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The competition to use this iconic space-borne telescope is extremely fierce, and in 2015 the University of Warwick’s Astrophysics Group was Europe’s most successful applicant to use the HST.

Mon 21 Dec 2015, 15:11 | Tags: Astrophysics, Space, Physics

The Sun could release flares 1000x greater than previously recorded

The Sun demonstrates the potential to superflare, new research into stellar flaring suggests.

 

Led by the University of Warwick, the research has found a stellar superflare on a star observed by NASA’s Kepler space telescope with wave patterns similar to those that have been observed in solar flares.

Thu 03 Dec 2015, 10:39 | Tags: Sciences, Astrophysics, Space, Physics