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 […]

Artist view of Neptune-sized planet at Neptunian Desert - Mark Garlick, University of Warwick 1st detection of a giant planet remnant core: unprecedented glimpse inside other worlds 23.09.2020

An exoplanet with anomalous characteristics orbiting Sun-Like Star TOI-849 is discovered by a University of Warwick-led team with participation of the Centro de Astrobiología The first exposed planetary core was found in the “Neptunian desert”, where objects of such size and density are rarely seenThe core could be part of a former gas giant similar […]

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 […]

Artistic design of the super-Earth GJ 625 b and its star, GJ625 Two new Super-Earths discovered around nearby red dwarfs 16.04.2018

Only 25 years ago we did not know of any planets outside the Solar System. Today, though, we have a list of more than 3,500 exoplanets around other stars. There are a number of techniques for discovering them, and one of the most used is the radial velocity technique. This involves measuring the changes in […]

Satellite sample FSSCat – towards federated Earth observation systems 16.02.2018

Department of Signal Theory and Communications (COMMSENSLAB) Copernicus Masters “ESA Sentinel Small Satellite Challenge” Prize 2017 and overall Copernicus Masters winner awarded to the FSSCat FSSCat is an innovative satellite mission concept, consisting of two federated (“assembled”) 6U Cubesats in support of the Copernicus Land and Marine Environment services. These modules carry a variety of […]

Fractal physics pic IGFAE’s Astroparticle Physics group contributes to two of the “Physics World Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2017”

Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE) The Physics World top 2017 Breakthrough of the Year awarded by the prestigious magazine Physics World has gone to the international team of astronomers and astrophysics that made the first ever multi-messenger observation involving gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from the merger of two neutron stars in a […]

GRS 1758-258 microquasar The study of a galactic microquasar provides the explanation for the structure of faraway radio galaxies

The results of a study published in Nature Communications allow researchers to progress in the study of the distribution of gravitational waves from distant sources Barcelona, November 27, 2017. Researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) and the University of Jaén have described, for the first time, the structure […]

DESY1_mass_map_highres.jpg Map of Dark Matter Made from Gravitational Lensing 14.02.2018

High Energy Physics Institute at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (IFAE – UAB) IFAE led two of the 12 DES papers containing the cosmological results obtained from the analysis of the first-year data of the survey. Four Spanish research centres, including two awarded a Severo Ochoa distinction and one awarded a Maria de Maeztu, belong […]

IACTec Building IACTEC: The new technological and business collaboration space promoted by the IAC 13.02.2018

IACTEC is a technological and business collaboration space set up by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) to promote collaboration between the public and private sectors by boosting the creation of quality employment and the generation of high added-value technological products with a high commercialization potential, both nationally and internationally. IACTEC has been created […]