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Blog Entry Astrophysics Professor talks junk!
Professor Martin Barstow, Head of our College of Science and Engineering, was interviewed in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph as part of a feature on the dangers of orbiting debris or ‘space junk’.
Blog Entry Astronomers find evidence that Gamma-Ray Bursts are powered by the strongest magnetic fields in the Universe
Astronomers from the University of Leicester, UK have seen the signature of a magnetar in 11 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) observed by the Swift satellite.
Blog Entry What's on this week at the University of Leicester
Events from Monday 25 October to Sunday 31 October 2010.
Blog Entry A choice of viewing: public lectures on astronomy and architecture
A brace of lectures next Tuesday, 26 October, cater for audiences with different interests.
Blog Entry ‘Great Explosions’
Professorial inaugural lecture by Professor Richard Willingale on Tuesday 26 October
Blog Entry Running rings around a gas giant: Leicester Academic presents stunning new images of Saturn
One of our astronomers, working on data from the Cassini mission, has presented some amazing new images of Saturn’s aurora at an international conference.
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