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Astronomy

Scientists observe exploding star through extremely rare cosmic phenomenon

Supernova discovery confirms Einstein's predictions and can be used to calculate the distribution of dark matter.

For Scandinavians, this year's solar eclipse will be mind-blowing

On Friday 20 March 2015, Scandinavians will experience the most complete partial eclipse of the Sun in decades.

Black holes slow formation of new stars

New discovery helps us understand why galaxies have fewer stars than they're supposed to.

Denmark invests millions in world's biggest telescope

New telescope project will help physicists answer questions about expanding universe and life in space.

Scientists discover origins of cosmic dust

Danish scientists have solved the mystery of how cosmic dust is formed. The new knowledge could help the study of distant galaxies.

All existence on the edge

The entire universe is unstable. Suddenly it could change all its physical game rules. That would be the definitive end of happy hour for humanity.

Collisions made early galaxies grow huge

The mystery of why massive galaxies existed in the early universe may now have been solved. New research shows that the galaxies were formed as a result of a collision of galaxies and the subsequent explosive formation of stars.

Danish astrophysicist solves mystery about old stars

The recent discovery of a millisecond pulsar orbited by two white dwarfs challenges current theories of their formation. A new semi-analytical model may help explain the formation of this unique triple system.

Research centre working on recipe for habitable planet

Danish scientists are trying to develop a ’recipe’ for habitable planets. They hope to be able to predict where in our galaxy we should look for potentially habitable planets. The odds of finding life on other planets are extremely high, they say.

First known Uranian Trojan companion found

A Danish astronomer and his colleagues have discovered a little space rock that circles the sun in the same orbit as Uranus. This is the first time that astronomers observe a so-called ‘Trojan’ asteroid companion for Uranus.