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High-speed propeller star is fastest spinning white dwarf

A white dwarf star that completes a full rotation once every 25 seconds is the fastest spinning confirmed white dwarf, according to a team of astronomers led by the University of Warwick.

Mon 22 Nov 2021, 10:32 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Scientists measure the atmosphere of a planet 340 light years away with unprecedented precision

The first direct measurements of the amount of both water and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere of a planet in another solar system roughly 340 light years away have been made by an international team of scientists that includes University of Warwick astronomers, using the ground-based Gemini Observatory telescope in Chile.

Thu 28 Oct 2021, 10:32 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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

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