New research will use space telescopes to monitor energy efficiency of buildings

The University of Cambridge is one of 21 organisations awarded a share of over £7 million in funding meant to put the UK at the forefront of the latest

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Dec. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Gaia: scientists take a step closer to revealing origins of our galaxy

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Cambridge, announced the most detailed ever catalogue of the stars in a huge swathe of our Milky

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Dec. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star’s asteroid belt may be caused by icy comet vaporisation

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over 400

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Nov. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Universe unravelled: Stephen Hawking Centre collaborates on new streaming series

The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology has teamed up with Discovery on a documentary series exploring new windows on our Universe.

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Nov. 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Astronomers discover the first ‘ultrahot Neptune’: one of nature’s improbable planets

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, has discovered a new class of planet, an ‘ultrahot Neptune’,

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Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Hints of life discovered on Venus

A UK-led team of astronomers has discovered a rare molecule – phosphine – in the clouds of Venus, pointing to the possibility of extra-terrestrial ‘aerial’

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Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

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AI shows how hydrogen becomes a metal inside giant planets

Researchers have used a combination of AI and quantum mechanics to reveal how hydrogen gradually turns into a metal in giant planets.

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Sept. 9, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Lost’ world’s rediscovery is step towards finding habitable planets

The rediscovery of a lost planet could pave the way for the detection of a world within the habitable ‘Goldilocks zone’ in a distant solar system.

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July 21, 2020 ~4 min

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Professor Andrew Fabian awarded Kavli Prize

Professor Andrew Fabian from Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy has been awarded the 2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, one of the world's most prestigious science prizes. 

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May 27, 2020 ~5 min

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New data tests 'theory of everything'

One of the biggest ideas in physics is the possibility that all known forces, particles, and interactions can be connected in one framework. String theory is arguably the best-known proposal for a 'theory of everything' that would tie together our understanding of the physical universe.

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March 19, 2020 ~5 min

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