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New ‘fuzzy’ dark matter research disrupts conventional thinking

3 October 2019

‘Fuzzy’ dark matter theory simulated fully for the first time by University of Sussex physicists

Search for inhabitable planets comes to Royal Society science exhibition

28 June 2018

The New Webb Telescope will look back in time to the origins of the Universe and search for inhabitable planets.

University of Sussex physicists help discover new stellar streams

11 January 2018

Scientists from the University of Sussex have discovered new stellar streams from a telescope in Chile as part of the Dark Energy Survey.

Obituary: Leon Mestel (1927-2017)

20 September 2017

Tributes have been paid to the eminent Sussex astronomer and astrophysicist, Emeritus Professor Leon Mestel FRS, who died on 15 September, aged 90.

Buses get a stellar makeover for science

31 August 2017

Two Brighton buses will be decked out with science for a year, in a project organised by Dr Lily Asquith, a physicist at the University of Sussex.

Sussex astronomers observe the deepest view of the Universe

27 September 2016

Sussex astronomers - working with an international team - have observed the Hubble Ultra Deep Field - our deepest view of the Universe.

Astronomers at Sussex measure how fast our universe is dying

14 August 2015

An international team of researchers, including two Sussex astronomers, discovered that the universe is slowly dying.

Sussex space scientists help to reveal brilliant world of starburst galaxies

5 December 2012

University of Sussex astronomers and scientists in Hawaii have helped to reveal hundreds of starburst galaxies – the birthplace of the stars.

Sussex astronomer probes “dark energy” mystery as captured on camera

20 September 2012

Dr Kathy Romer seeks answers to why the Universe is ripping itself apart.

Researchers find that massive black holes halt star birth in distant galaxies

10 May 2012

Massive black holes may exert control over the number of stars formed in the early lives of the galaxies in which they sit, astronomers have shown.

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