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Existence of a group of “quiet” quasars confirmed
 
Existence of a group of “quiet” quasars confirmed

29/10/2014

Apart from very distant, ultraluminous quasars -evolving rapidly and associated with galaxy mergers - there is likely another population of quasars that evolves slowly

 
An unprecedented view of two hundred galaxies of the local Universe
 
An unprecedented view of two hundred galaxies of the local Universe

30/09/2014

The second data release of the international project CALIFA - a survey of galaxies carried out at Calar Alto observatory – will take place today

 
Signs of the formation of a planetary system around the star HD169142
 
Signs of the formation of a planetary system around the star HD169142

04/09/2014

Young star HD169142 displays a disk of gas and dust with two annular gaps possibly due to the formation of planets

 
Type Ia supernovae stem from the explosion of white dwarfs coupled with twin stars
 
Type Ia supernovae stem from the explosion of white dwarfs coupled with twin stars

20/08/2014

Study discards possibility that type Ia supernovae might stem from explosions of white dwarfs nourished by normal stars. Were these conclusions to become generalized, type Ia supernovae might no longer serve as “standard candles” to measure astronomical distances

 
The unexpected shape of the nucleus of the comet 67P
 
The unexpected shape of the nucleus of the comet 67P

17/07/2014

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, destination of ESA’s Rosetta mission, seems to consist of two parts

 
The atmospheric waves of Venus, key to understanding the superrotation of its atmosphere, have been deciphered
 
The atmospheric waves of Venus, key to understanding the superrotation of its atmosphere, have been deciphered

09/07/2014

Venus’ atmosphere rotates up to sixty times faster than its surface, a phenomenon known as superrotation whose origin hast yet to be satisfactorily explained

 
Rosetta’s comet takes shape
 
Rosetta’s comet takes shape

03/07/2014

In current images obtained by OSIRIS, Rosetta’s scientific imaging system, the nucleus of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko covers good four pixels

 
Researchers from the IAA win the "Beauty Contest", an international competition to obtain optical/infrarred interferometric images
 
Researchers from the IAA win the "Beauty Contest", an international competition to obtain optical/infrarred interferometric images

03/07/2014

Imaging at optical/infrared wavelengths is a novel technique that has been developed during the last ten years

 
IMaX, a Spanish instrument, reveals how magnetic structures in the Sun are born and evolve
 
IMaX, a Spanish instrument, reveals how magnetic structures in the Sun are born and evolve

02/07/2014

IMaX, aboard the SUNRISE mission –a telescope that observed the sun from a stratospheric balloon over the Arctic- has observed the formation and evolution of a magnetic flux tube on the solar surface

 
Ancient worlds around a "foreign" star
 
Ancient worlds around a "foreign" star

04/06/2014

Two planets have been discovered around Kapteyn´s, a star that was possibly part of a satellite galaxy absorbed by the Milky Way