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

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Rare super-mercury discovered
Published 18 January, 2022 in Outreach

With data from NASA's Kepler space mission and ESO's HARPS and CORALIE spectrographs, a team lead by an Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher, was able to discover... read more ❯
CHEOPS reveals a rugby ball-shaped exoplanet
Published 11 January, 2022 in Outreach

Imagem artística do exoplaneta com forma de bola de rugby, WASP-103b, a orbitar a sua estrela-mãe.

This research, lead by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher Susana Barros, is the first time that the deformation of an exoplanet has been detected. Learn more: ESA News  read more ❯
Unique Star catalog made available by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciência dos Espaço
Published 21 December, 2021 in Outreach

The SWEET-Cat catalog, created and made available by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, allows the exoplanet community to access high precision homogeneous stellar parameters of over nine... read more ❯
New research links the compositions of rocky exoplanets and of their host stars
Published 14 October, 2021 in Outreach

Led by a researcher from the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), this work was published today in the journal Science. It shows that, although the composition between... read more ❯
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