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In the days of the comet

In the days of the comet

Posted by mjs76 at May 28, 2010 03:35 PM |

Eleven years ago, NASA launched Stardust, a mission to collect material from a comet and return it to Earth. And now some of that precious material is at the University of Leicester.

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Space Centre and University in orbit around each other

Space Centre and University in orbit around each other

Posted by mjs76 at May 26, 2010 02:15 PM |

Astronomically successful collaboration between two Leicester institutions.

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Mapping the extreme universe: Leicester publishes record-breaking astronomical catalogue

Mapping the extreme universe: Leicester publishes record-breaking astronomical catalogue

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 30, 2010 12:45 PM |

The largest catalogue of cosmic X-ray sources ever assembled has been made available by a team based in the University of Leicester’s X-ray and Observational Astronomy Group.

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Dwarf stars reveal planetary evidence

Dwarf stars reveal planetary evidence

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 13, 2010 05:25 PM |

A team of researchers led by Dr Jay Farihi from our Department of Physics and Astronomy have demonstrated that rocky planets are common in the galaxy. Not by finding any actual planets, but by looking for their remains: a sort of interstellar archaeology.

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Space technology event for Leicestershire businesses

Space technology event for Leicestershire businesses

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 31, 2010 04:45 PM |

You don’t have to be building satellites or launching rockets for space to be relevant to your company. Find out more at a free business event at the National Space Centre on 14 April.

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Leicester physicists solve disappearing Martian atmosphere mystery

Leicester physicists solve disappearing Martian atmosphere mystery

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 15, 2010 03:35 PM |

It may not be breathable but Mars has an atmosphere. The trouble is: bits of it keep disappearing off into space. Now Leicester researchers have discovered why.

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