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

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IA co-organized Sub-Saharan Africa advanced astronomy school
Published 25 October, 2022 in Outreach

The first edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa Astronomy Summer School (SSAASS), which took place between the 19th and 30th of September, in Uganda, had the participation of two researchers from... read more ❯
IA researchers among the most influential worldwide in 2021
Published 17 October, 2022 in Outreach

The newest version of the world ranking of most cited researchers includes seven researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). The most recent1 “World’s Top 2% Scientists... read more ❯
Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere
Published 13 October, 2022 in Outreach

The team, lead by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researchers, discovered barium in the atmosphere of ultra-hot gas giants WASP-76 b and WASP-121 b. Lean more (in Portuguese )... read more ❯
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 ❯
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