The flashing of a nearby star has drawn a team of astronomers including the University of Warwick to a new and mysterious system 3,000 light years from Earth.
A ring of planetary debris studded with moon-sized structures has been observed orbiting close to a white dwarf star, hinting at a nearby planet in the “habitable zone” where water and thus life could exist, according to a new study involving astronomers from the University of Warwick.
The moment that debris from destroyed planets impacts the surface of a white dwarf star has been observed for the first time by astronomers at the University of Warwick.
A new study from the University of Warwick demonstrates the impact of passing stars, misaligned binary stars and passing gas clouds on the formation of planets in early star systems.
Leading physicist Professor Sandra Chapman of the University of Warwick has been awarded the 2022 Chapman Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for ‘paradigm shifting’ research into the physics of the solar wind and magnetosphere, our near-earth plasma environment.