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Asteroid making its closest approach to Earth this weekend

An asteroid the size of a school bus will making its closest approach to Earth this weekend.

Fri 02 Feb 2024, 14:51 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy

New search finds 85 exoplanet candidates – as cool as planets in our own Solar System

Astronomers have discovered 85 possible planets outside of our solar system, with temperatures closer to those of our own Solar System planets, potentially cool enough to sustain life.

Wed 24 Jan 2024, 09:57 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, Sciences

Solar physicist receives prestigious award for driving understanding of the Sun

A University of Warwick scientist known for his work on the behaviour of the Sun’s corona is being recognised for his contribution to astrophysics.

Mon 15 Jan 2024, 10:05 | Tags: Physics, research, Space, Sciences

Astronomers make rare exoplanet discovery – and a giant leap in detecting Earth-like bodies

Astronomers have made the rare discovery of a small, cold exoplanet and its massive outer companion – shedding light on the formation of planets like Earth.

Thu 11 Jan 2024, 09:35 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, Stars, astronomy, Sciences

What fireworks can teach us about the sky at night

With New Years Eve on the horizon, scientists reveal just why fireworks are differently coloured and what this can teach us about stars in space.

Elements commonly found in salts are used to make the colours in fireworks. The colours are caused when the elements are heated, causing them to release light in different colours, from bright blues to deep reds.

Sun 31 Dec 2023, 09:00 | Tags: Chemistry, Space, Stars, astronomy

MAKE WAY FOR SANTA: British Researchers Combatting Space Junk Ahead of Christmas

The expanding clutter in space, driven by an influx of orbiting satellites, poses a significant challenge. This surge in space traffic is accelerating the build-up of discarded satellite parts, rocket remnants, and other fragments of debris, threatening critical spacecraft. Committed to tackling this issue, experts at the University of Warwick are studying these burgeoning hazards to safeguard our satellite infrastructure – and of course, make the path clear for Father Christmas.

Mon 18 Dec 2023, 08:42 | Tags: Christmas, Space, Space Junk

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