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What do we humans have in common with stars? Humans are born, live and die one day – so do stars. But with stars, everything happens over long cosmological time scales and with much more glamour and…

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01/13/2022 What do we humans have in common with stars? Humans are born, live and die one day – so do stars. But with stars, everything happens over long cosmological time scales and with much more glamour and drama. An international research team, with the participation of the ORIGINS Excellence Cluster, has now reconstructed the history of the interstellar neighbourhood of our Sun, thereby showing how precisely star formation and stellar death are connected. The Sun is at the centre of a constantly growing, dust-free bubble whose dense rim is the birthplace of new stars.

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01/12/2022 Joanna Drążkowska has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for her research on "Planetoids". Joanna works as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Til Birnstiel, one of the principal investigators of ORIGINS, at the LMU University Observatory. Her research helps improve our fundamental understanding of planet formation.

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