Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling

“Weather” in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 21, 2019 | cambridge
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Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for first discovery of an exoplanet

Queloz jointly wins the 2019 Physics Nobel for his work on the first confirmation of an exoplanet – a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 8, 2019 | cambridge
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Professor Didier Queloz wins 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of an exoplanet

Queloz jointly wins the 2019 Physics Nobel for his work on the first confirmation of an exoplanet – a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 8, 2019 | cambridge
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‘Forbidden’ planet found wandering ‘Neptunian Desert’

An international group of astronomers has identified a rogue planet orbiting its star in the so-called Neptunian Desert.

Cambridge University News | May 29, 2019 | cambridge
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Design work on ‘brain’ of world’s largest radio telescope completed

An international group of scientists led by the University of Cambridge has finished designing the ‘brain’ of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio telescope. When complete, the SKA will enable astronomers to monitor the sky in unprecedented detail and survey the entire sky much faster than any system currently in existence.

Cambridge University News | May 9, 2019 | cambridge
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Variations in the ‘fogginess’ of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history

Large differences in the ‘fogginess’ of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated up after the big bang, according to an international team of astronomers.

Cambridge University News | April 16, 2019 | cambridge
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Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by ‘Planet Nine’, say researchers

The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesised by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune, say researchers. 

Cambridge University News | Jan. 21, 2019 | cambridge
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Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form

Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system. 

Cathie Clarke | Oct. 15, 2018 | cambridge
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