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Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star’s asteroid belt may be caused by icy comet vaporisation

A team of astronomers, including a scientist from the University of Warwick, has detected fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a young, low-mass star: a unique stage of planetary system evolution which may provide insight into how our own solar system evolved and suggests that the way systems develop may be more complicated than previously thought.

Mon 30 Nov 2020, 12:01 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

Rapid-forming giants could disrupt spiral protoplanetary discs

Giant planets that developed early in a star system’s life could solve a mystery of why spiral structures are not observed in young protoplanetary discs, according to a new study by University of Warwick astronomers.

Thu 26 Nov 2020, 11:42 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Next-gen astronomical survey makes its first observations toward a new understanding of the cosmos

A new astronomical survey that will see University of Warwick scientists mapping around 350,000 star systems has made its first observations.

Mon 02 Nov 2020, 11:55 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Faint orbital debris that threatens satellites not being monitored closely enough, warn astronomers

University of Warwick astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new survey finding that over 75% of the orbital debris they detected could not be matched to known objects in public satellite catalogues.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11:06 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Water on exoplanet cloud tops could be found with hi-tech instrumentation

University of Warwick astronomers have shown that water vapour can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering literally over the tops of their impenetrable clouds.

Tue 22 Sep 2020, 10:45 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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