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New theory: Planets formed from tiny glass beads

The Solar System was once full of small glassy spheres which were the basis for the formation of rocky planets, suggests new theory.

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.

Fluorine stars with added sparkle

Next time you grab a tube of fluoride toothpaste, spare a thought for those stars dying so that you could have healthy teeth.

A symphony of stars

A researcher has composed a piece of music that plays for seven consecutive years based on how gigantic antennas on the Earth rotate to find the most powerful stars in space.

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.

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.

Newly discovered planetary system alters our view of planet formation

New data from NASA’s Kepler mission has revealed what was thought to be difficult: a planetary system that orbits around two stars. We need to modify our theories, says Danish astronomer.

What would we do without the moon?

How would it be on Earth if the Moon had never existed? Would we be in trouble if our celestial satellite were to leave us?