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2021 News

Parker Solar Probe enters the magnetic atmosphere of the Sun
14 December 2021

The NASA Parker Solar Probe mission has become the first spacecraft to enter the solar corona – the magnetically dominated atmosphere of the Sun. Researchers from the AU played a key role in the research confirming this historic event in space exploration.

Important plasma waves in the solar atmosphere identified by AU researchers
11 May 2021

AU researchers have confirmed the existence of magnetic plasma waves, known as Alfvén waves, in the Sun’s photosphere.

QMUL's Astronomy Unit Celebrates International Women's Day
8 March 2021

On Monday 8th March 2021, QMUL's Astronomy Unit celebrated International Women's Day by showcasing current staff, alumni, and eminent astrophysicists. A selection of tweets celebrating this day can be found below.

Research led by the AU finds black holes could reach ‘stupendously large’ sizes
20 January 2021

A recent study suggests the possible existence of ‘stupendously large black holes’ or SLABS, even larger than the supermassive black holes already observed in the centres of galaxies.

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