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Fast changes between the solar seasons resolved by new sun clock

In a new study led by the University of Warwick and published in The Astrophysical Journal, scientists found that the change from solar maximum to the declining phase is fast, happening within a few (27 day) solar rotations. They also showed that the declining phase is twice as long in even-numbered solar cycles as it is in odd-numbered cycles.

Tue 17 Aug 2021, 15:31 | Tags: Astrophysics, astronomy, Sciences

Planetary shields will buckle under stellar winds from their dying stars

Any life identified on planets orbiting white dwarf stars almost certainly evolved after the star’s death, says a new study led by the University of Warwick that reveals the consequences of the intense and furious stellar winds that will batter a planet as its star is dying.

Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10:18 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Teardrop star reveals hidden supernova doom

University of Warwick astronomers have made the rare sighting of two stars spiralling to their doom by spotting the tell-tale signs of a teardrop-shaped star, the tragic shape is caused by a massive nearby white dwarf distorting the star with its intense gravity, which will also be the catalyst for an eventual supernova that will consume both

Mon 12 Jul 2021, 16:00 | Tags: Astrophysics

Star’s death will play a mean pinball with rhythmic planets

Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a study led by the University of Warwick that peers into its future.

Fri 11 Jun 2021, 09:39 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, planet

Pint of Science returns bringing Warwick scientists out of the lab and into your living room

The public science festival, Pint of Science, kicks off next week with experts from the University of Warwick talking about their research live in your living room.


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