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Infrared ‘eye’ arrival completes CARMENES instrument, which will see its first light in November
 
Infrared ‘eye’ arrival completes CARMENES instrument, which will see its first light in November

19/10/2015

The infrared channel, developed at the Instituto de Astronfísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), will be tomorrow placed in its final location, at the 3.5m Calar Alto Observatory telescope.

 
Rosetta mission confirms comet 67P to be product of fusion of two independent objects
 
Rosetta mission confirms comet 67P to be product of fusion of two independent objects

28/09/2015

Cometary lobes collided together very slowly during formation of the Solar System

 
Concentration of carbon dioxide on the rise in upper layers of  Earth’s atmosphere
 
Concentration of carbon dioxide on the rise in upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere

16/09/2015

The SABER instrument, aboard the TIMED satellite (NASA), has measured an increase of between five and twelve percent per decade in the concentration of CO2 in the top atmospheric layers

 
Abell 78: the born-again star
 
Abell 78: the born-again star

28/07/2015

Abell 78 suffered a late thermonuclear blast that took it back for a while to a previous stage

 
UPWARDS, a cutting-edge project for global understanding of Mars
 
UPWARDS, a cutting-edge project for global understanding of Mars

09/07/2015

Co-ordinated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), the project involves seven European scientific institutions which are developing new analytical techniques to exploit the Mars Express and the future ExoMars missions

 
Activity inside pits of comet 67P observed by the Rosetta mission helps to explain their origin
 
Activity inside pits of comet 67P observed by the Rosetta mission helps to explain their origin

01/07/2015

Origin of circular depressions found on various comets has finally been discovered thanks to the observations of the OSIRIS camera aboard the Rosetta mission (ESA)

 
IAA codirects NOMAD, an instrument that may solve the enigma of methane on Mars
 
IAA codirects NOMAD, an instrument that may solve the enigma of methane on Mars

13/05/2015

In eight months’ time, an instrument called NOMAD will fly to Mars aboard the ExoMars mission of the European Spatial Agency (ESA)

 
Emergence of a stellar jet observed in real time
 
Emergence of a stellar jet observed in real time

30/03/2015

The observation over an eighteen year span of the formation of a massive star has unveiled the birth of a bipolar jet which ejects matter and regulates the star’s growth

 
IZw18: the galaxy that reveals the history of the universe
 
IZw18: the galaxy that reveals the history of the universe

23/03/2015

A map of ionized helium in the galaxy has just been published which indicates the presence of peculiar stars similar to the first that ever shone in the universe

 
The world’s largest radio telescope takes a major step towards construction
 
The world’s largest radio telescope takes a major step towards construction

09/03/2015

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the largest research infrastructure ever developed, has already a final design for the first phase of the project