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Clearing the skies for Santa this Christmas: The researchers tackling junk in space

As scores of children prepare to look to the skies this Christmas Eve, they will be relieved to know scientists are helping to clear a path for Santa in space.

New research into atmospheric make-up of distant planet sheds light on its origins

New observations from the JWST show a molecular and chemical portrait of a distant planet, mapping its formation history.

Tue 22 Nov 2022, 16:05 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Oldest planetary debris in our galaxy found from new study

Astronomers led by the University of Warwick have identified the oldest star in our galaxy that is accreting debris from orbiting planetesimals, making it one of the oldest rocky and icy planetary systems discovered in the Milky Way.

Mon 07 Nov 2022, 10:27 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy

University of Warwick continue pioneering research into planet origins with £1.3m grant

Researchers at the University of Warwick are launching a new study to better understand the nature and origins of exoplanets, following a £1.3 million grant from UKRI’s Frontier Research Guarantee Scheme. It is anticipated that the findings will transform our understanding of the formation, structure and evolution of planetary systems.

Mon 10 Oct 2022, 15:47 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, astronomy

Webb Space Telescope Detects Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere

An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Warwick, today announce the first unequivocal detection of carbon dioxide in a planetary atmosphere beyond our solar system.

Thu 25 Aug 2022, 15:08 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, astronomy

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