Coronal Mass Ejection HENSA, a project to measure the neutron flow from cosmic rays 18.05.2021

Project HENSA (High Efficiency Neutron Spectrometry Array) aims to characterize the neutron background produced by cosmic rays and its connection with solar activityThe results will enable to better understand phenomena such as coronal mass ejections taking place at the SunThe obtained insights will support the efforts to diminish the impact of electronics-disrupting events with their […]

Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud showing Supernova 1987A 9.3 Million Euros and a ticket towards the origins of the Universe 12.05.2021

The Synergy-2020 NEXT-BOLD project aims to discover whether the neutrino is its own antiparticle, and thereby to answer fundamental questions about the origin of the universe.Researchers of DIPC, UPV/EHU and Ikerbasque, with the participation of Harvard University, obtain the first ERC Synergy for the Basque Country, with a budget of close to 10 million euros.The […]

Observing the Milky Way Citizen Astronomy and Scientific Outreach without moving from your room 26.03.2021

Citizen science, educational and communication initiatives by the Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias helped citizens make the most of their time during confinement in 2020Via the VASCO, Cazasteroides and Contadores de Estrellas, citizens could keep contributing towards the study of the cosmos during the pandemicOutreach and educational initiatives added to the mix, for a full-fledged repertoire […]

First picture ever taken of a black hole Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole 12.03.2021

This international study represents a paradigm shift in observations of the supermassive black hole located in the center of the Messier 87 galaxySpanish astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), the National Geographic Institute, the Millimeter Radioastronomy Institute and the University of Valencia participated of the studyThe Event Horizon Telescope, designed to capture […]

SDSS eboss Map Astrophysicists chart the expansion of the Universe over 11,000 million years 28.01.2021

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey provides a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the Universe ever created.The international study had the participation of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona, the Institute of High Energy Physics and the Autonomous University of Madrid.The study fills som of the most significant gaps […]

Silouette of cactus plants in the desert, before the Milky Way CARMENES the “planet-hunter”: exploring evaporating atmospheres and water vapour beyond the Solar System 21.03.2019

The spectrograph CARMENES studies the Cosmos measuring the temperature, composition and movement of extrasolar planetsNew approaches to the study of planets from the ground are developed with the CARMENES projectEleven German and Spanish institutions take part in the CARMENES project, including the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the […]