News on Astronomy in 2016
Newly formed stars shoot out powerful whirlwinds
14 December 2016
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have used the ALMA telescopes to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system. For the first time they have seen how a powerful whirlwind shoot out from...
Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved
29 November 2016
Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas
11 October 2016
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered a system consisting of two stars with three rotating planet-forming accretion discs around them. It is a binary star where each star has its own planet-forming...
Site on Mars named after Mars researcher Jens Martin Knudsen
7 June 2016
Star with different internal driving force than the Sun
4 May 2016
Astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a distant star in the constellation Andromeda with a different positioning of sunspots and this indicates a magnetic field that is driven by completely different
Easter can be calculated with greater accuracy using new ‘old’ astronomical method
18 March 2016
Easter can fall early and late, in fact, the timing can fluctuate by an entire month from late March to late April. Using a new astronomical method of calculation, the date of Easter would be better defined as the first Sunday after
Dark Cosmology Centre in hunt for gravitational wave sources
11 February 2016
Today it was announced that gravitational waves, a key prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, have been directly detected for the first time and astrophysicists from the Niels Bohr Institute’s Dark Cosmology Centre...
The solar system’s ninth planet in sight
26 January 2016
Two American researchers believe that they have found evidence that there is still a giant planet in our own solar system that we have never seen. It has long been known that the small dwarf planet Sedna moved in a strange