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

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“Astro-archeology” reveals ancient system with 5 earth-sized exoplanets
Published 27 January, 2015 in Outreach

Imagem artística do sistema Kepler-444

An international team, which includes researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), detected five ancient exoplanets in the Kepler-444 system, with sizes between Mercury and Venus. Learn... read more ❯
Kepler mission continues to detect planets in its second life
Published 19 December, 2014 in Outreach

Esquema de como o Kepler está previsto observar o céu durante a missão K2.

The discovery of a “super-earth” around the star HIP 116454 is the first of the extended mission K2, and includes Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) researcher Pedro... read more ❯
National research leads unprecedented detection in Venus
Published 18 November, 2014 in Outreach

Imagem artística da sonda Venus Express e o planeta Vénus.

Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço made the first measurement of the winds in Venus' atmosphere, simultaneously from Earth and from a space probe. Learn more (only... read more ❯
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