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Discovered: The mechanism that generates huge white dwarf magnetic fields

A dynamo mechanism could explain the incredibly strong magnetic fields in white dwarf stars according to an international team of scientists, including a University of Warwick astronomer.

Fri 30 Apr 2021, 10:05 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Search for planetary remains and new mathematical concepts at University of Warwick receive over €4 million European research funding

Scientists at the University of Warwick are to benefit from a total of over €4 million funding to support new projects that will aim to find and analyse the remains of planets around nearby dead stars, and to find new ways of incorporating the ideas of combinatorics into different areas of mathematics.

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 11:49 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, research, astronomy

First transiting exoplanet’s ‘chemical fingerprint’ reveals its distant birthplace

Astronomers have found evidence that the first exoplanet that was identified transiting its star could have migrated to a close orbit with its star from its original birthplace further away.

Wed 07 Apr 2021, 18:23 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Vaporised crusts of Earth-like planets found in dying stars

Remnants of planets with Earth-like crusts have been discovered in the atmospheres of four nearby white dwarf stars by University of Warwick astronomers, offering a glimpse of the planets that may have once orbited them up to billions of years ago.

Thu 11 Feb 2021, 16:12 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Rhythmic six-exoplanet system challenges theories of how planets form

An international team of astronomers that includes researchers from the University of Warwick have revealed a system consisting of six exoplanets, five of which are locked in a rare rhythm around their central star. The researchers believe the system could provide important clues about how planets, including those in the Solar System, form and evolve.

Mon 25 Jan 2021, 15:21 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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