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Warwick astronomer awarded £3 million to transform observations of the sky

A University of Warwick astronomer has been awarded £3 million to develop a ‘digital telescope’ that will be capable of producing a highly sensitive continuous movie of the night sky.

Thu 11 Apr 2024, 11:47 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy, Sciences

Scientists reveal how Solar System might die in new white dwarf research

Our solar system might be pulled into the gravity of a white dwarf star, crushed and ground to dust, according to scientists from the University of Warwick.

Tue 09 Apr 2024, 09:20 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, Sciences

Mysterious rainbow ‘glory’ lights observed on distant planet

For the first time, signs of the rainbow-like ‘glory effect’ have been detected on a planet outside our solar system. Glory are colourful concentric rings of light that occur only under peculiar conditions.

Fri 05 Apr 2024, 09:29 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, Sciences

Warwick astronomer talks through upcoming Total Solar Eclipse to mark Global Astronomy Month

An astronomer from the University of Warwick explains the science behind and what to expect from the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse (TSE).

Thu 28 Mar 2024, 12:23 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, Space, astronomy, Sciences

‘Cosmic Cannibals’ expel jets into space at 40% speed of light

For the first time, astronomers have measured the speed of fast-moving jets in space, crucial to star formation and the distribution of elements needed for life.

Wed 27 Mar 2024, 16:10 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, Sciences

Astrophysicists unveil new phenomenon challenging textbook definition of white dwarf stars

Scientists have revealed why some white dwarfs mysteriously stop cooling – changing ideas on just how old stars really are, and what happens to them when they die.

Wed 06 Mar 2024, 16:23 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, Stars, astronomy, Sciences

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