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Twin stars reveal planet-eating habits
Twin stars reveal planet-eating habits
CSFK
2024. march 20.
At least one in a dozen stars show evidence of planetary ingestion according to a paper published in Nature today, and co-authored by Konkoly researcher Dr. Meridith Joyce.
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Hungarian astronomers are the most successful in Europe, ESA analysis reveals
Hungarian astronomers are the most successful in Europe, ESA analysis reveals
CSFK
2024. february 28.
The European Space Agency has presented an analysis of more than 68,000 articles on astronomy, planetary science and heliophysics, which shows that Hungarian astronomers have the best conversion rate of all ESA members relative to financial contributions.
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162 minutes from discovery until impact
162 minutes from discovery until impact
László Molnár
2024. january 23.
Krisztián Sárneczky has discovered another tiny asteroid heading straight for Earth with the Schmidt telescope in Piszkéstető. The demise of 2024 BX1 was observed later that night above Europe.
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WEAVE inauguration ceremony at La Palma
WEAVE inauguration ceremony at La Palma
Szabó Róbert
2023. december 26.
The WEAVE multiobject spectrograph was inaugurated at La Palma on the 30th of October, 2023. The CSFK Konkoly Observatory is a consortium member of this revolutionary instrument, and provided engineering work to complete the design of the hardware.
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Students on the stage: TDK 2023
Students on the stage: TDK 2023
László Molnár
2023. december 19.
The observatory hosted the ELTE Astronomy TDK conference the second year in a row, at which 17 undergraduate students presented their scientific results.
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CSFK participation in preparing for the ultra-precise positional measurements of the European JUICE spacecraft en route to Jupiter
CSFK participation in preparing for the ultra-precise positional measurements of the European JUICE spacecraft en route to Jupiter
Sándor Frey
2023. december 19.
A radio transmitter on a space probe can do more than just communicate and send data home. With the right expertise, it also provides radio astronomers with an excellent opportunity to carry out original scientific measurements.
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Detective work with Cheops: exploring a unique exoplanetary system
Detective work with Cheops: exploring a unique exoplanetary system
Ádám Boldog
2023. december 05.
No fewer than six planets are orbiting the star HD110067 in perfect harmony. Multiple Hungarian researchers contributed to the discovery.
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Magical display of northern lights over Hungary
Magical display of northern lights over Hungary
László Molnár
2023. november 07.
There was no such precedent for twenty years. Our cameras and staff in Piszkéstető captured the magical spectacle.
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