Press releases

Saturn’s moon is a testing ground for finding life beyond the Solar System
Published 7 March, 2024 in Outreach

A atmosfera da maior lua de Saturno esconde a sua superfície sob uma camada global de neblinas espessas e opacas.

A team led by the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) used Titan’s atmosphere as a natural laboratory to deepen the chemistry of methane, a molecule that, on Earth,... read more ❯
Jupiter was the target of exoplanet hunter
Published 21 December, 2023 in Outreach

Imagem de Júpiter obtida pela sonda Juno, da NASA, em maio de 2019

For the first time, an instrument to detect planets light-years away was used on an object within the Solar System, in a study on the winds of Jupiter by the... read more ❯
Rare giant exoplanets discovered around giant stars
Published 15 December, 2023 in Outreach

In two recent scientific papers, led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researchers, several "jupiters" were found around giant and intermediate mass stars, a type of stars were... read more ❯
CHEOPS mission extension has begun
Published 10 October, 2023 in Outreach

Several researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço have leadership roles in this mission from the European Space Agency (ESA). Learn more (in Portuguese) » read more ❯
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