Illustration of the hot gas giant exoplanet HD 189733b, where raining glass is a possibility (Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser).

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Two rare super-mercuries discovered around the same star
Published 27 September, 2022 in Outreach

Led by researchers at Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, the discovery of these two exoplanets in the same system provides clues about how planets like Mercury are formed. While... read more ❯
Planet hunter with portuguese DNA reveals its first images
Published 27 June, 2022 in Outreach

The NIRPS spectrograph, developed and build with the participation of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, will observe the Universe in infrared, thus complementing visible band spectrographs like... read more ❯
European Research Council grants 2,5 million euro fund to develop new methods for the detection of other earths in the Universe
Published 26 April, 2022 in Outreach

For the next 5 years, project FIERCE, led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher Nuno Cardoso Santos, will develop new data analysis methods, to model and characterize,... read more ❯
Portuguese researchers use NASA tool to try to solve several mysteries of the Solar System
Published 29 March, 2022 in Outreach

Cratera na região Sirenum Fossae em Marte

A team of researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) analysed observations of the atmosphere of Solar System planets, together with a simulator of chemical abundances,... read more ❯
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