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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.
Solar physicists have uncovered how the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface.
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.
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.
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.
Are we alone in the universe? NASA’s Kepler mission is contributing to answering this question by searching for Earth-like planets that may be capable of hosting life.
The extra-solar planet GJ667Cc (or Gliese 667Cc) has been declared the most Earth-like object known outside of our solar system. It orbits a type of star which is studied at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics.
First first stars were born during the universe' youth according to new radiation maps. Much later that first anticipated.
The gigantic telescope set to extract a range of the sun's secrets picking up radio waves. Stay tuned!