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Next-gen astronomical survey makes its first observations toward a new understanding of the cosmos

A new astronomical survey that will see University of Warwick scientists mapping around 350,000 star systems has made its first observations.

Mon 02 Nov 2020, 11:55 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Faint orbital debris that threatens satellites not being monitored closely enough, warn astronomers

University of Warwick astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new survey finding that over 75% of the orbital debris they detected could not be matched to known objects in public satellite catalogues.

Thu 24 Sep 2020, 11:06 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

Water on exoplanet cloud tops could be found with hi-tech instrumentation

University of Warwick astronomers have shown that water vapour can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering literally over the tops of their impenetrable clouds.

Tue 22 Sep 2020, 10:45 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

The first Ultra Hot Neptune LTT 9779b is one of nature’s improbable planets

An international team of astronomers, including a group from the University of Warwick, have discovered the first Ultra Hot Neptune planet orbiting the nearby star LTT 9779.

Mon 21 Sep 2020, 16:01 | Tags: Astrophysics, research, astronomy

‘Lost’ world’s rediscovery is step towards finding habitable planets

The rediscovery of a lost planet could pave the way for the detection of a world within the habitable ‘Goldilocks zone’ in a distant solar system.

Tue 21 Jul 2020, 09:45 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, astronomy

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