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Unge stjerner i finsk sommernat

10 July 2009

I Finland forbereder et hold nordiske og baltiske astronomistuderende sig på at anvende fremtidens gigantiske radio- og optiske teleskoper i udforskningen af universet. Hvad har en finsk birkeskov, en svensk strand...

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Mindste havis i 800 år

10 July 2009

Ny forskning, der rekonstruerer havisens udbredelse i havet mellem Grønland og Svalbard fra 1200-tallet frem til i dag viser, at der aldrig har været så lidt havis som nu. Forskningsresultaterne fra blandt andet...

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Superhurtige filmoptagelser åbner for ultrapræcis kemi

10 July 2009

Som de første har en dansk forskergruppe filmet dannelsen af et nyt molekyle ud af to separate kemiske stoffer. Det er en bedrift, der på sigt kan sikre energibesparende kemikalieproduktion og mere effektive...

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Den er hjemme - ESS til Lund

10 July 2009

Spanien har trukket sin kandidatur som værtsland for forskningsanlægget ESS tilbage, og det er nu definitivt afgjort, at ESS skal placeres i Lund. ”Fantastisk, nu begynder det sjove arbejde...

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Kraftigste gammaglimt nogensinde observeret

26 March 2008

Kraftigste gammaglimt nogensinde observeret Et gammaglimt, der var så kraftigt, at det kunne ses på himlen med det blotte øje blev observeret onsdag den 19. marts. Det er det klareste gammaglimt, der nogensinde er blevet opdaget, og det var synligt  i cirka et minut.

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Internationalt Astronomi-år i 2009

30 January 2008

Internationalt Astronomi-år i 2009Udforskning af rummet og himlens myriader af stjerner kommer i fokus for hele Jordens befolkning i år 2009, der netop er udnævnt af FN til at være Internationalt Astronomi-år. I Danmark planlægges der allerede nu...

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Jens Hjorth får EliteForsk-pris

24 January 2008

Jens Hjorth får EliteForsk-prisEt stjerneskud på den danske forskerhimmel. Sådan betegnes astrofysiker Jens Hjorth, der nu får Videnskabsministeriets store EliteForsk-pris for sin banebrydende forskning i det gådefulde mørke...

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Mørkt stof tér sig underligt

23 November 2007

Mørkt stof tér sig underligtNy forskning fra Niels Bohr Institutet viser for første gang, at det mørke stof i universet reagerer dynamisk. De enkelte partikler kan ’mærke’ deres placering. Universet er fyldt med mørkt stof. De synlige himmellegemer...

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Stjernestøv og Stjernestunder (1)

20 November 2007

Stjernestøv og Stjernestunder (1)Universet har altid fascineret os - for hvad er der ude i det store rum mellem de lysende stjerner? Og hvordan er det hele blevet dannet? I ’Stjernestøv og galakser’ tager astrofysikeren Anja C. Andersen os med...

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Stjernestøv og Stjernestunder (2)

20 November 2007

Stjernestøv og Stjernestunder (2)Anja Cetti Andersen forsker i stjernestøv. Støv i universet er en sjældenhed. Men uden det ville hverken Solen, Jorden eller liv på Jorden være blevet til. Jan Teuber er mere interesseret i de fjerneste galakser...

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Mørkt stof uden klumper

05 November 2007

Mørkt stof uden klumperMørkt stof er den dominerende bestanddel i universet. De synlige himmellegemer som stjerner, planeter og galakser udgør kun 15-20 procent af den samlede masse. Resten er mørkt stof, som ingen ved, hvad er...

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Universets mørke stof har lang levetid

02 October 2007

Universets mørke stof har lang levetidUniverset består ikke kun af de synlige himmellegemer, stjerner, planeter og galakser. Ny forskning fra Niels Bohr Institutet giver en brik af ny viden til puslespillet om universets mørke mystik - mørkt stof...

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Matter Flashed at Ultra Speed

12 June 2007

Matter Flashed at Ultra SpeedUsing a robotic telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory, astronomers, including DARK astronomer Daniele Malesani, have for the first time measured the velocity of the explosions known as gamma-ray bursts...

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New thinking on the death of Sun-like stars

04 April 2007

New thinking on the death of Sun-like starsIt has been a mystery for astronomers how certain dying stars have their colossal quantities of material blown out into the universe and shrink into objects called "white dwarves". This is the basis of a ground-breaking...

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Controlled by Distant Explosions

28 March 2007

Controlled by Distant ExplosionsA time-series of high-resolution spectra in the optical and ultraviolet has twice been obtained just a few minutes after the detection of a gamma-ray bust explosion in a distant galaxy. The international...

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Universets genskabelse

28 February 2007

Universets genskabelseHvordan opstod Universet og hvordan blev galakserne dannet? Selv for en astronom er det store spørgsmål, men galakserne er Universets byggesten, og astrofysiker Peter Laursen, Dark Cosmology Centre ville gerne...

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Dark Energy may be vacuum

19 January 2007

Dark Energy may be vacuumResearchers at the University of Copenhagen's Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have brought us one step closer to understanding what the universe is made of. As part of the international collaboration...

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New type of massive stellar death

20 December 2006

New type of massive stellar deathSo far we have thought that the signature of the death of a massive star was an energetic explosion called a 'supernova'. New observations show that this is not always the case. On the contrary, a team led by Danish...

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DR's Rosenkjærpris awarded to Anja C. Andersen

27 November 2006

DR's Rosenkjærpris awarded to Anja C. AndersenPå fredag den 1. december modtager astrofysiker og forsker Anja C. Andersen den ærefulde Rosenkjærpris. Astrofysiker og forsker Anja C. Andersen får den ærefulde pris for sit arbejde med at formidle viden...

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First 'Swedish' supernova

30 October 2006

First 'Swedish' supernovaA Swedish amateur astronomer has observed the first supernova seen from Sweden. Astrophysicists from Dark Cosmology Centre has obtained a spectrum of the supernova, showing that this is a rare type...

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Anja C. Andersen receives prize and nominated for TOYP 2006

10 October 2006

Anja C. Andersen receives prize and nominated for TOYP 2006Anja C. Andersen has been nominated for The Outstanding Young Person 2006 award of Junior Chamber International Danmark. The prize is awarded to one or more unique, young individuals as a recognition and...

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X-ray flashes and supernovae linked

30 August 2006

X-ray flashes and supernovae linkedAn international team, including DARK astrophysicists Johan P.U. Fynbo, Jesper Sollerman, and Jens Hjorth, have for the first time made the link between an X-ray flash and a supernova...

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Evidence for Hydrogen Gas Falling onto a Dark Matter Clump?

03 July 2006

Evidence for Hydrogen Gas Falling onto a Dark Matter Clump?ESO's VLT has helped scientists to discover a large primordial 'blob', more than 10 billion light-years away. The most likely scenario to account for its existence and properties is that it represents the early stage...

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Dark cosmologist returns to Australia for prize

24 May 2006

Dark cosmologist returns to Australia for prize

Tamara Davis from Dark Cosmology Centre at Niels Bohr Institute recently traveled to her home in Australia to receive acknowledgements for her PhD thesis at the University of New South Wales...

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Earth is safe for long duration gamma-ray bursts

10 May 2006

Earth is safe for long duration gamma-ray burstsJosé María Castro Cerón, Johan P.U. Fynbo, and Jens Hjorth at DARK took part in this large international effort using the Hubble Space Telescope for studying the host galaxies of long duration gamma-ray bursts...

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Discovery of hot 'atmosphere' around Milky Way-like galaxy

03 February 2006

Discovery of hot 'atmosphere' around Milky Way-like galaxyA team lead by DARK scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected an extensive halo of hot gas around a quiescent spiral galaxy. This discovery is evidence that galaxies like our Milky Way are still accumulating...

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Anja C. Andersen modtager EU Descartes formidlingspris

02 December 2005

Anja C. Andersen modtager EU Descartes formidlingsprisAstronom Anja C. Andersen modtog d. 2. december 2005 den nye, europæiske Descartes-pris i forskningsformidling. Formidlingsprisen er en søsterpris til Descartes' forskningspris - også kaldet EU's svar på Nobelprisen...

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DARK officielt indviet 29/11 2005

29 November 2005

DARK officielt indviet 29/11 2005Dark Cosmology Centre blev officielt sammen med de to andre nye centre ved Niels Bohr Institutet og financieret af Danmarks Grundforskningsfond ved et arrangement i Rockefeller Komplekset d. 29. november...

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Discovery of optical afterglow from a short gamma-ray burst

06 October 2005

Discovery of optical afterglow from a short gamma-ray burstA collection of links to various press releases:
   - Article in Nature: The optical afterglow of the short gamma-ray burst GRB 050709
 - Nature's News & Views article on short gamm-ray bursts

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DARK forskere opdager synligt lys fra kort gamma-glimt

05 October 2005

A collection of links to various press releases.

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Cosmic clash caught in act

05 October 2005

Stars do not always meet gently. Two neutron stars rarely meet, but when they do, they smash into each other and the expected result is a short, gigantic explosion.

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Stjerne-kollision giver kosmisk eksplosion

05 October 2005

Når stjerner mødes, er det ikke altid i et blidt favntag. To neutronstjerner støder kun sjældent sammen, men når det sker, skabes en kort, gigantisk eksplosion i kosmos.

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