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  • alfvenwaves_150x124 First direct observation of elusive waves reveals the energy channels in the solar atmosphere Feb. 18, 2020 12:24 PM

    For the first time torsional Alfvén waves have been directly observed in the solar corona by a team of researchers from the University of Oslo and the University of Warwick. The discovery sheds light on the origin of magnetic waves and their role in the heating of the Sun’s outer atmosphere, the corona.

  • jess_fig4 60-year-old mystery of Sun’s magnetic waves is cracked by scientists Dec. 11, 2019 2:11 PM

    Solar physicists have uncovered how the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface.

  • thesunburstarc90x90pxl A "sunburst" from the early universe in 12 copies Nov. 8, 2019 11:00 AM

    Håkon Dahle (ITA/UiO) and his international team observed straight into the bright and hot heart of a galaxy 11 billion years old in no less than 12 multiple, gravitationally lensed images. The finding casts light onto a crucial era in our universe’s history: the epoch of reionization.

  • litebird_v2 LiteBIRD is selected next strategic large mission June 4, 2019 10:21 AM

    The Japanese Institute of Space and Astronautical Science has chosen for its next strategic mission LiteBIRD, a small space observatory. Six researches of the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics are involved in the project.

  • tandberg-hansen Obituary: Einar A. Tandberg-Hansen Mar. 28, 2019 10:35 AM

    Dr. Einar Andreas Tandberg-Hanssen, Norwegian-American astrophysicist, born 6 August 1921, in Bergen, Norway, died on July 22, 2011, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Einar A. Tandberg-Hanssen spent most of his career in the United States, where he ultimately was director of the Space Science Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. His main scientific interests and work were in solar physics.


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