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Read more at: Map of rocky exoplanet reveals a lava world

Map of rocky exoplanet reveals a lava world

4 April 2016

The most detailed map of a small, rocky ‘super Earth’ to date reveals a planet almost completely covered by lava, with a molten ‘hot’ side and solid ‘cool’ side. For more information follow this link .


Read more at: Planning starts for HIRES on the E-ELT
Planning starts for HIRES on the E-ELT

Planning starts for HIRES on the E-ELT

24 March 2016

On March 22nd the detailed planning of the HIRES instrument for the ESO European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) has officially started (Phase A). HIRES will be a high spectral resolution spectrograph (observing both in the optical and infrared bands) that will tackle some of the most important open questions in...


Read more at: Work has started on the HERA prototype antennas at the MRAO

Work has started on the HERA prototype antennas at the MRAO

20 February 2016

The Hydrogen Epoch of Re-ionization Array, HERA ( www.reionization.org ) is major international project with the participation of US, UK and South Africa. Following on the works of its predecessor, the PAPER telescope, HERA is targeting the detection of the elusive Epoch of Re-ionisation (EoR) signature signal.


Read more at: Announcement on detection of gravitational waves

Announcement on detection of gravitational waves

11 February 2016

The detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO experiment has been announced today. These are some links for more information on the extraodinary discovery: - link 1 - link 2 - link 3 Furthermore, you can find an article in our blog about the scientific importance of the discovery following this link .


Read more at: Planck’s Second Catalogue of Compact Sources

Planck’s Second Catalogue of Compact Sources

28 August 2015

“Full sky location of the sources in the PCCS2 using a Mollweide projection. The equator line in this picture matches the Milky Way central disc edge on. Longitude increases to the left with the Milky Way centre in the centre of the picture. The circles, Red (30 GHz), Blue (143 GHz) and Green (857 GHz) relative sizes give...


Read more at: Cavendish scientists use ALMA to witness assembly of galaxies in the early universe for the first time

Cavendish scientists use ALMA to witness assembly of galaxies in the early universe for the first time

22 July 2015

A team of scientist, led by Prof. Maiolino at the Cavendish Laboratory, has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to detect the most distant clouds of star-forming gas yet found in normal galaxies in the early Universe. The new observations allow astronomers to start to see how the first galaxies...


Read more at: Cause of galactic death: strangulation
Cause of galactic death: strangulation

Cause of galactic death: strangulation

14 May 2015

Galaxies are broadly divided into star forming (gas rich) and quiescent (gas poor). The mechanism responsible for shutting down star formation in galaxies and transforming them into quiescent (“dead”) galaxies has been unclear so far. Dr. Yingjie Peng and Prof. Roberto Maiolino have led a study published in Nature in which...


Read more at: World’s Largest Radio Telescope Has A Permanent Home For Its Headquarters

World’s Largest Radio Telescope Has A Permanent Home For Its Headquarters

6 May 2015

SKA Organisation headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK - At their meeting on Wednesday 29 April, the Members of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation decided that negotiations should start with the UK government to locate the permanent headquarters of the SKA project in the UK, at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell...


Read more at: Cavendish Laboratory researchers detect hints of an Earth-size planet in the Alpha Centauri star system

Cavendish Laboratory researchers detect hints of an Earth-size planet in the Alpha Centauri star system

21 April 2015

Brice-Oliver Demory (Cavendish Laboratory) leads a team that believe they may have found two Earth-like planets in the Alpha Centauri star system, 4.3 light years away from our own. http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.07528


Read more at: Launch of new AP website

Launch of new AP website

21 April 2015

Cavendish Astrophysics has developed a new website, more dynamic, with social network content and updated information of our research groups and projects. These are some of the new features of our new site: - Twitter. You can find this new feature at the bottom of the column in the right in all pages. Follow us to be...


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