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Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris

Three extrasolar comets have been discovered around the star Beta Pictoris, 63 light years away, by an international team including a University of Warwick researcher.

Wed 22 May 2019, 10:39 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research

Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars

Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research from the University of Warwick has found.

Tue 14 May 2019, 11:04 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space

Explosion on Jupiter-sized star ten times more powerful than ever seen on our Sun

A stellar flare ten times more powerful than anything seen on our sun has burst from an ultracool star almost the same size as Jupiter.

Wed 17 Apr 2019, 09:55 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, astronomy

Heavy metal planet fragment survives destruction from dead star

A fragment of a planet that has survived the death of its star has been discovered by University of Warwick astronomers in a disc of debris formed from destroyed planets, which the star ultimately consumes.

Fri 05 Apr 2019, 07:42 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

UK to tackle danger of the solar wind and find new Earth-like planets

The Science Minister announced the UK’s agreement with partners including the European Space Agency in a mission, called Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) scientifically led by the University of Warwick, which will search for Earth-like planets orbiting alien stars.

Fri 08 Mar 2019, 08:52 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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