I have made several press releases and our results have been featured in international media.


Our discovery of K2-39b was surprising because such a planet was expected not to survive very long. The science website phys.org reported on this "planet that shouldn't be there at all".

A nice summary of the results can be found in the Astrobites article "A planet greeting from the danger zone".

Orbital Eccentricity

Our work on the eccentricity and circularity of orbits for Kepler exoplanets was featured on the MIT News website.

A number of media have reported our findings, including BBC Sky at Night Magazine.


Using data from NASA's Kepler satellite, we discovered the exoplanet Kepler-410A b. It is larger than earth but smaller than Neptune and orbits around its star in 17.8 days.

The star it orbits is presumed to be part of a double star, and is located 425 light years from Earth.

Read more:
Aarhus University announcement (Danish) Leuven University announcement (Dutch)

Scientific publication

The announcement was featured on the Danish television. The program is in Danish, but I speak in English and explain how it feels to find a planet (ahum):

The Aarhus expat news site Jutland Station wrote a nice article, which contains a beautiful quote from the head of the Stellar Astrophysics Centre, who talks about the construction of a network of telescopes (SONG) to observe stellar oscillations:
“The Brits once said that the sun never sets in the British Empire,” Christensen-Dalsgaard adds. “What we say is that a star should never set at Aarhus University.”

It was tweeted about by Belgian prime minister Elio Di Rupo.