Research at AOP

At AOP we carry out front-line research in several key areas of astrophysics, involving the Sun and our
Solar System, the stars and our Galaxy, and other galaxies.

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  • Comet Encke and a prehistoric village 6th March 2020
    By Bill Napier, AOP Visiting Astronomer A comet typically comprises about 50% fine dust embedded in a frozen matrix of water, methane, carbon dioxide and other organic compounds. Approaching the inner planetary system it begins to disintegrate, with fragments splitting off along with dust and gas. The fragments spread around Read moreā€¦
    Apostolos Christou