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New results about the primordial universe from the CERN experiments

25 May 2011

New results about the primordial universe from the CERN experiments The three LHC-experiments (ALICE, ATLAS and CMS), which study lead-collisions have presented their latest results at the international Quark Matter 2011 conference, held in Annecy in France with over 750 participants...

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First galaxies created earlier than previously thought

14 April 2011

First galaxies created earlier than previously thoughtA team of astronomers, including members from the Niels Bohr Institute, have discovered a distant galaxy whose stars were created earlier in the history of the universe than previously observed.

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Rare observation of cosmic explosion

08 March 2011

Rare observation of cosmic explosionGamma ray bursts, which are the most powerful bursts of radiation in the universe, have now been observed in direct connection with an exploding giant star - a supernova. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute...

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The universe is teeming with planets

03 February 2011

The universe is teeming with planetsMore than a thousand potential planets have been found in the universe using NASA’s Kepler Satellite since the mission began in March 2009. One of these stars has a planetary system with no fewer than 6 planets.

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CERN continues the hunt for the Higgs

31 January 2011

CERN continues the hunt for the HiggsIt has just been decided that CERN will run for the next two years without a break. The Higgs could be within reach sooner than previously thought so all researchers are keen to continue the experiments in the LHC accelerator.

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Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanet

10 January 2011

Astronomers discover Earth-sized exoplanetA solid planet approximately 1½ times the size of the Earth has been observed outside our solar system. It is the smallest planet found so far in the hunt for planets in our galaxy, the Milky Way and researchers from...

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New accelerators to ensure cutting edge European research in nuclear physics

09 December 2010

New accelerators to ensure cutting edge European research in nuclear physicsEurope is to get new particle accelerators and the current facilities at CERN, GSI and Ganil must be expanded and upgraded significantly over the next 10-15 years in order to continue to be leaders in nuclear research.

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CERN observes melted nuclear matter for the first time

26 November 2010

CERN observes melted nuclear matter for the first timeScientists from the Niels Bohr Institute take part in the ATLAS experiment, where new results show, that the constituents of nuclei can melt. This shows how we think the world looked around a billionth of a second after...

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CERN collides heavy ions at record energies

09 November 2010

CERN collides heavy ions at record energiesIn the new experiments heavy lead ions are being smashed together with tremendous energy. Already with the first collisions the researchers can see exciting new phenomena with the ALICE detector, which Danish researchers from...

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Wild 'teenage'-galaxies booming with star births

11 October 2010

Wild 'teenage'-galaxies booming with star birthsScientists from the Niels Bohr Institute have been studying distant galaxies, which are among the most active star-forming galaxies in the Universe. They form around 1,000 new stars a year – a 1,000 times more than...

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