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Research Projects

Orbyts has supported more than 100 research projects with schools. Every project is unique to the researcher-school partnership. Below are examples of some of the ground-breaking research projects that have been undertaken by our partner schools in previous years.
You can browse through these below or use the search bar to find specific topics.
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How well do we Forecast the Aurora?
A project by students from SRRC College and Dr Michaela Mooney
How does Jupiter Produce such Powerful Northern Lights?
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A project by students from St Gilgens school and Dr William Dunn
Mapping Accelerated Electrons Throughout a Solar Flare
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A project by students from St Marys School, M. Stores and S. Killey

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Exploring the X-ray Emitting Outflowing Winds within Active Galactic Nuclei
By students from NUAST, Nottingham High School & Dr. S. Grafton Waters
Alpha-synuclein and Parkinson’s Disease
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By students from King Henry School, Dr. Cruz Rodriguez & L. Cruz Rodriguez
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Trajectories of Charged Particles in the Jovian Magnetic Field
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By students from Kings Maths School, Dr. Dimitris Millas & Prof. N. Achilleos
How Different are Jupiter’s Ultraviolet and X-ray Aurorae?
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A project by students from Cantell School and Affelia WIbisono
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Mathematical Description of Plasmonic Enhancements in High Harmonic Generation
By students from Newham Collegiate 6th Form, Dr. A. Bray & Dr. C. Hofmann
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Searching for Carbon III and Lyman-A in High Redshift Galaxies at z~2-4
A project by students from Banbridge Academy (NI) and Mark Cunningham

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Predicting Geomagnetic Storm Times using Machine Learning
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By students from Cramlington Learning Village, Kendra Gilmore & Vishal Singh
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What is the Relationship Between the Martian Surface and Plasma Environment
A project by students from Oasis Shirley Park and Catherine Regan
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Studying Formaldehyde Using a Quantum Mechanical Spectroscopic Model
A project by students from Parmiters School and Ryan Brady

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Cometary ORBYTS – Analysing Comet Tails from Earth
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By students from Marymount Girls and Holy Cross Schools and Qasim Afghan
Image credit: Zixuan Lin.
Which exoplanets should we observe with future space-missions?
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By students from Highams Park School, Cynthia Ho & Hannah Osborne
How do planets form in disks?
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By students from Highams Park School and Luke Keyte
ExoClock
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By Anastasia Kokori
Studying Dark Jets from the Sun
Image credit: NASA
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By students from Wembley High Tech. College, N. Ngampoopun & T.  Mihailescu 
Predissociation Broadening of Sulfur Monodeuteride
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By students from Kingsmead School Enfield & Oleksiy Smola
Classifying Killer Electrons in the Van Allen Belts
Image credit: JHU/APL
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By students from St. Mary's Catholic School, Shannon Killey & Morgan Stores
DPUK Clinical Trial Image Analysis
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By students at Park Academy West London and Pawel Markiewicz
Investigating Magnetosonic Shocks
Credit: See description
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Location and Orientation of Saturn’s Bow Shock Using Cassini Data
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By students from Stellar Academy (Malaysia) and Matt Cheng
Using secondary particles during proton therapy
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By students at Ark Globe Academy and M.L. Perez Lara
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