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May 2019

Stolen comets and free-floating objects

 Artist’s impression of the interstellar asteroid Oumuamua
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Our Solar System may contain alien comets that were stolen from another star flying past 4.5 billion years ago. Far away in a distant cluster of young stars, a similar close encounter might have also sent the inter-stellar visitor “Oumuamua” flying on its way towards us, and there must be many more of these free-floating objects in the Galaxy. These are results of a new study by astrophysicists at the University of Zurich.

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February 2019

Ein Supercomputer für das Universum

Joachim Stadel

Eine Zürcher Forschungsgruppe stellt sicher, dass Satelliten ihren Weg ins All finden. Fünftausend Computer helfen ihnen dabei. 

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