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Shining message about the end of the Dark Ages

An international team, including researchers from the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), has discovered three "cosmic Methusalems" from the earliest years of the universe. These unusual stars are about 13 ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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Multiple cosmic impacts 790,000 years ago

Approximately 790,000 years ago, there were multiple cosmic impacts on earth with global consequences. Geoscientists from Heidelberg University reached this conclusion after dating so-called tektites from various parts of ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Mechanism for radiation damage identified

What exactly are the processes when x-ray photons damage biomolecules with a metal centre? This question has been investigated by a team of scientists at the Institute for Physical Chemistry of Heidelberg University. Using ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Materials Science
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