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10 MAY

Professor Fiona Harrison is awarded an honorary doctorate from DTU

Professor Fiona Harrison has been awarded an honorary doctorate at DTU. As a professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) she has devoted her career to...

Space research
05 JAN

Continuation of the Danish geomagnetic activities

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) are pleased to announce to the international scientific community that all Danish activities...

Space research
2009
31 AUG

The Arctic climate is changing drastically and rapidly

The Arctic climate is changing drastically at a rapid pace and the effects will be felt on a global scale. That was the overall conclusion from a scientific conference...

Space research
20 AUG

NSI Article #1 in AGU Top Weekly Downloads

A new scientific article from the National Space Institute is topping the AGU chart over Top Weekly downloads.

Space research
03 AUG

Cosmic meddling with the clouds by seven-day magic

Billions of tonnes of water droplets vanish from the atmosphere, as if by magic, in events that reveal in detail how the Sun and the stars control our everyday clouds...

Space research
15 MAY

Director elected fellow of AGU

Eigil Friis-Christensen, the director of the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union...

Space research
11 MAY

Global map of gravity anomalies in Physics Today

The april issue of the respected scientific journal Physics Today features a full-page global map of gravity anomalies produced by Dr. Ole Andersen and his colleagues at...

Space research
11 MAY

EGU awards the Director of the National Space Institute

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has awarded the 2009 Petrus Perigrinus Medal to the Director of the National Space Institute, Eigil Friis-Christensen. The medal is...

Space research
16 MAR

Danish scientists map white patches on the map of the world

Using new satellite measurements, scientists at DTU Space have mapped some of the last unknown areas on the Earth. This will benefit shipping and the oil industry and...

Space research
27 FEB

Satellites show the way to new oil finds

A new map of the Earth’s gravitational force based on satellite measurements makes it much less resource intensive to find new oil deposits. The map will be particularly...

Space research
2008
20 NOV

Danish researchers build magnetic observatory in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

A new Danish observatory on a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean will provide researchers with new knowledge about the mysterious irregularity of the Earth...

Space research
05 SEP

Ocean currents to be mapped from space

On 27 October 2008, the European Space Agency (ESA) will be sending GOCE, its newest Earth observation satellite, into orbit around the Earth, and for a team of scientists...

Space research
05 SEP

Bringing bright minds together on black holes

Gamma ray bursts, black holes and neutron stars are some of the exotic, cosmic phenomena which more than 100 of Europe’s leading astrophysicists will be discussing in...

Space research
02 JUL

Rare X-ray flashes reveal white dwarf

Using a Danish telescope, scientists from DTU Space have caught rare, longer lasting X-ray flashes and have helped to identify a white dwarf star approx. 25,000 light...

Space research
20 JUN

Surprisingly rapid changes in the Earth's core discovered

The movements in the liquid part of the Earth’s core are changing surprisingly quickly, and this affects the Earth’s magnetic field, according to new research from DTU...

Space research
16 JUN

Rendevouz in space

During his Master's project, Mathias Benn from DTU Space developed a technology that enables two spaceships to rendezvous and dock in space - entirely without human intervention...

Space research
13 MAY

Scientists endure Arctic for last campaign prior to CryoSat-2 launch

DTU Space leads the airborne program in CryoVEx 2008, an extensive three-week experimental program in the far north of Greenland and Canada.  

Space research
07 MAY

Student satellite launched with DTU Space detector on board

On Monday 28 April, the student satellite AAUSAT-II was launched. The small satellite has a gamma ray burst detector on board developed by DTU Space.

Space research
07 MAY

DTU Space on mission to Mars

When the first European space probe lands on Mars, a small piece of DTU will be on board

Space research
25 MAR

Inland ice has grown over the last 4000 years

Inland ice has moved forward during the last 4000 years, and it is only during the last 100 years that the ice has begun to melt. This can be seen from totally new research...

Space research
19 MAR

The Ørsted Satellite turns nine

The Danish Ørsted Satellite celebrates its ninth birthday in space on Saturday 23 February.

Space research