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Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 27.11.2020
Laboratory experiments could unravel the mystery of the Mars moon Phobos
Laboratory experiments could unravel the mystery of the Mars moon Phobos
What causes the weathering of the Mars moon Phobos? Results from TU Wien give new insights, soon a spacecraft will retrieve soil samples. Of course, there is no weather in our sense of the word in space - nevertheless, soil can also "weather" in the vacuum of space if it is constantly bombarded by high-energy particles, such as those emitted by the sun.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.10.2020
Star Clusters are only the tip of the iceberg
Star Clusters are only the tip of the iceberg
A panoramic view of the nearby Alpha Persei star cluster and its corona. The member stars in the corona are invisible. These are only revealed thanks to the combination of precise measurements with the ESA Gaia satellite and innovative machine learning tools ( Stefan Meingast, made with Gaia Sky) A telescopic view of the star cluster NGC 2516.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 22.09.2020
Gravity causes homogeneity of the universe
Gravity causes homogeneity of the universe
"During its expansion, the universe evolved towards its present state, which is homogeneous and isotropic on large scales. This is inferred, among other things, from the measurement of the so-called background radiation as nicely seen in the full sky image of the WMAP data.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.07.2020
TU Graz develops autonomous electric compost turner
TU Graz develops autonomous electric compost turner
The new machine is intended to facilitate industrial composting and makes autonomous driving acceptable for chain-driven machines as well. Turning and mixing large compost heaps are important steps in composting to speed up the rotting process. Composting plants and agricultural businesses use mostly tractor-drawn turners or a diesel-powered compost turner with crawler track.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.04.2020
Beacon in space
Beacon in space
Satellite images from the BRITE mission with the participation of researchers from TU Graz and the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna document for the first time the complete development of a nova - from eruption to maximum brightness and burn out. The publication has now appeared Astronomy. Photographic material for downloading at the end of the text Since the beginning of the BRITE Constellation in 2013 - a mission in which the first two Austrian satellites were involved - the five nanosatellites have taken millions of images.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.04.2020
Beacon in space
Beacon in space
BRITE Constellation observes complete nova eruption for the first time Satellite images from the BRITE mission with the participation of researchers* from Graz University of Technology and the Universities of Innsbruck and Vienna document for the first time the complete development of a nova - from eruption to maximum brightness and burn out.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 07.01.2020
The giant in our stars
The giant in our stars
Interconnected stellar nurseries form the largest gaseous structure ever observed in the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers of the University of Vienna and Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure - the largest ever seen in our galaxy - made up of interconnected stellar nurseries.