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Dead planets can ‘broadcast’ for up to a billion years

Astronomers are planning to hunt for cores of exoplanets around white dwarf stars by ‘tuning in’ to the radio waves that they emit.

Tue 06 Aug 2019, 11:49 | Tags: research, Space, astronomy

The ‘Forbidden’ Planet has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’

An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert, by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role.

Wed 29 May 2019, 08:35 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, astronomy, Sciences

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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