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Space junk traffic dangers to be tackled by first-of-its-kind research centre in UK

New ways of tackling the threat that space junk in our skies poses are being explored by University of Warwick scientists, as they pioneer new research that could help the UK fulfil its ambition to become a responsible spacefaring nation.

Wed 08 Sep 2021, 11:28 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Fast changes between the solar seasons resolved by new sun clock

In a new study led by the University of Warwick and published in The Astrophysical Journal, scientists found that the change from solar maximum to the declining phase is fast, happening within a few (27 day) solar rotations. They also showed that the declining phase is twice as long in even-numbered solar cycles as it is in odd-numbered cycles.

Tue 17 Aug 2021, 15:31 | Tags: Astrophysics, astronomy, Sciences

Planetary shields will buckle under stellar winds from their dying stars

Any life identified on planets orbiting white dwarf stars almost certainly evolved after the star’s death, says a new study led by the University of Warwick that reveals the consequences of the intense and furious stellar winds that will batter a planet as its star is dying.

Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10:18 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Star’s death will play a mean pinball with rhythmic planets

Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a study led by the University of Warwick that peers into its future.

Fri 11 Jun 2021, 09:39 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, Space, astronomy, planet

University of Warwick student awarded grant from innovative Institute of Physics Research-scholarships fund

Vanessa Emeka-Okafor, who will be joining the University of Warwick as a PhD student, has been awarded one of this year’s prestigious grants from the Bell Burnell Graduate Scholarship Fund.

Thu 27 May 2021, 11:31 | Tags: Physics, research, astronomy

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