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Hot Super-Earth discovered

It is almost twice the size and fifteen times more massive than the Earth. It orbits its star in just 35 hours in a very tight orbit, causing its surface temperature to exceed one thousand degrees Celsius. The planet was discovered by the astronomers from Toruń.

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Finale of the World Copernican Congress

The final part of the celebrations of the World Copernican Congress touring Poland and following the map of Nicolaus Copernicus' life and profession is now on its way. From 12 to 16 September, Toruń will again be the venue for the congress' scientific and cultural events.

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Astronomy field of study at NCU ranked third

The astronomy field of study conducted by the employees of the Institute of Astronomy of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, was ranked third in this year's ranking of the "Perspektywy" journal. This is an advancement by one place in comparison to previous years.

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A high position of Toruń astronomy!

The ranking includes an evaluation of research results conducted in various scientific disciplines. 14,131 universities from 183 countries were assessed. In the field of Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń took a high third place in Poland, just behind the University of Warsaw and the Jagellonian University in Kraków. 

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Protostar in spiral arms

An international team of astronomers, which includes three researchers affiliated with the Nicolaus Copernicus University, has succeeded in mapping the protostellar disk with the highest precision known today. The discovery provides evidence predicted by the theory of episodic accretion.

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Professor Peebles: discoveries are inevitable

In a special interview accompanying the inauguration of the World Copernican Congress at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Prof. Phillip James Edwin Peebles talked about the Copernican legacy, the impact of Copernicus' discoveries on the world of scientists, and the biggest challenges facing modern astronomy.

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