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Astronomy

Ireland becomes western most site of world's largest radio telescope

Birr Castle in Ireland was a centre for astronomical research 170 years ago, and the story continues with the construction of the I LOFAR telescope.

New Greenland telescope is up and running

A new radio telescope in Greenland is looking for signs of black holes, and preliminary data are already coming in.

PhD students find 95 new planets

The discovery was made with the help of the once damaged Kepler telescope.

Physicists discover an "ozone layer" on distant exoplanet

The exoplanet WASP-121b has a stratosphere that absorbs radiation from the planet’s star.

New space telescope will reveal the light of the first stars and galaxies

The enormous James Webb telescope will soon be launched into space, and scientists are already looking forward to the new knowledge it will bring.

Shooting stars visible throughout July

Meteor showers and planets are visible in the Nordic sky this month, including Jupiter and Mars.

Mysterious meteorite sheds new light on the Solar System

A completely new type of meteorite discovered in Sweden suggests a previously unknown part of Earth’s history.

Sun can emit superflares every 1000 years

The Sun has the potential to emit massive ‘superflares’ every 1000 years, say scientists.

Meteors shed light on our solar system's early days

New analyses of a handful of meteorites from the outer reaches of the solar system hold clues to its very origins.

Starquakes reveal massive internal magnetic fields

Astrophysicists studying starquakes have discovered powerful magnetic fields within red giants, which can tell us a lot about how the stars were born, lived, and died.