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Cosmic cataclysm allows precise test of general relativity

In 2019, telescopes detected the first Gamma Ray Burst at very high energies. This was the most intense gamma-radiation ever obtained from such a cosmic object. But the GRB data have more to offer: with further analyses, the scientists could now confirm that the speed of light is constant in vacuum - and not dependent on energy.

Jul 9th, 2020

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New telescope detects enormous 'superflare' on nearby star

Astronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a 'superflare'. Subsequent data analysis presents new insight into these explosive phenomena.

Jul 9th, 2020

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Dying stars breathe life into Earth

As dying stars take their final few breaths of life, they gently sprinkle their ashes into the cosmos through the magnificent planetary nebulae. These ashes, spread via stellar winds, are enriched with many different chemical elements, including carbon.

Jul 7th, 2020

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