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400 years of research in sunspots

400 years of research in sunspots

by Gabriele Schoenherr last modified Jul 14, 2011 09:18 AM

21 June 2011 - The first scientific article about sunspots was published 400 years ago on 23 June 1611. Scientists of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the University Oulu in Finland are now reconstructing tens of thousands of sunspots: the solar activity over four centuries. Looking back on history, they also want to understand better the future of the activity of the Sun.

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SPINSTARS: the first polluters of the Universe?

SPINSTARS: the first polluters of the Universe?

by Gabriele Schoenherr last modified Oct 24, 2012 11:56 AM

27 April 2011. Astrophysicists find imprints of fast rotating massive stars in the bulge of our galaxy

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New conditions for life on other planets

New conditions for life on other planets

by Bettina Saar last modified Nov 14, 2012 05:42 PM

24 February 2011. Tidal effects change the concept of the habitable zone

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A small snack for the Milky Way

A small snack for the Milky Way

by Bettina Saar last modified Nov 10, 2012 10:21 AM

02 February 2011. Astrophysicists find new remnants of a neighbouring galaxy in our own galaxy.

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