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Vaporised crusts of Earth-like planets found in dying stars

Remnants of planets with Earth-like crusts have been discovered in the atmospheres of four nearby white dwarf stars by University of Warwick astronomers, offering a glimpse of the planets that may have once orbited them up to billions of years ago.

Thu 11 Feb 2021, 16:12 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Rhythmic six-exoplanet system challenges theories of how planets form

An international team of astronomers that includes researchers from the University of Warwick have revealed a system consisting of six exoplanets, five of which are locked in a rare rhythm around their central star. The researchers believe the system could provide important clues about how planets, including those in the Solar System, form and evolve.

Mon 25 Jan 2021, 15:21 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

University of Warwick's Christmas Lectures move online to bring the annual science extravaganza to your living room

Physicists at the University of Warwick will be working their way onto your Christmas viewing schedules as their spectacular Christmas Lectures return once again, with a little bit of Christmas magic (explained by physics). The University of Warwick Department of Physics has moved its annual science extravaganza online and they are available from 15 December.

Warwick researchers to explore the Milky Way & famous maths problem thanks to major European grant award

The ERC today, the 9th December, announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition for mid-career researchers. The funding is part of the EU’s current research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, and worth in total €655 million. With this support, the new grantees will be able to consolidate their teams and have far-reaching impact. The two Warwick academics who have received the award are Professor David Loeffler, from the Mathematics Institute, and Dr Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay from the Department of Physics.

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

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