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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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Quarks 'swing' to the tones of random numbers

27 September 2010

Quarks 'swing' to the tones of random numbersAt the Large Hadron Collider at CERN protons crash into each other at incredibly high energies in order to 'smash' the protons and to study the elementary particles of nature – including quarks...

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Dark matter is held together by 'attractors'

10 August 2010

Dark matter is held together by 'attractors'The universe consists of a large amount of invisible matter – dark matter. We do not know what it is, but we know that it is there and that without dark matter there would be no galaxies, and hence stars, planets and life as we know it...

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Supernovae mystery solved

30 June 2010

Supernovae mystery solvedType Ia supernovae are a relatively homogeneous class of stellar explosions, which researchers use as 'standard candles' to observe the acceleration of the universe. It has long been known, however, that they exhibit considerable...

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The Earth and Moon formed later than previously thought

07 June 2010

The Earth and Moon formed later than previously thoughtThe Earth and Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. Until now it was thought to have happened when the solar system was 30 million years old...

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Planck satellite on a mission to the beginning of the Universe

18 May 2010

Planck satellite on a mission to the beginning of the Universe”The mission is going perfectly and we are getting very good data which might explain what happened during the creation of the Universe and how and why the world looks as it does”, explains a happy but enigmatic researcher...

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