IA in the international media

Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST)
The Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST), at La Silla, which was decommissioned in 2003 when operations started with the precursor of ALMA.

This page collects news, interviews and articles in the international media covering the research, technological development and science communication at the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA).

Many of the items listed refer to topics at the forefront of the scientific and technological production in this field, and often departed from press releases issued by IA’s Science Communication group.

This group provides comments to the media and helps to connect with experts in specific research fields in astrophysics and space sciences.

For yearly lists including the Portuguese media coverage of IA research and activities, please visit the Portuguese page. Read the report of IA’s impact on the Portuguese media.

You can reach us through media@iastro.pt.



January 2020

Nu Indi testimone di un’antica collisione galattica
Cronaca Torino, 14th of January


December 2019

Satellite estudiará planetas fuera del sistema solar a partir de la próxima semana
Notícias RTV, 9th of December

‘Nonsense’ To Think Humans Will Ever Move To Nearby ExoEarth, Says Leading Planet Hunter
Forbes, 13th of December

Hipotético sistema planetario es solo actividad de una estrella
Press Digital, 18th of December

November 2019

‘Improbable Planet’ Somehow Survives Being Swallowed by Red Giant Star
Space.Com, 1st of November

Astronomers Have Found an Exoplanet Somewhere It Really Shouldn’t Have Survived
Science Alert, 1st of November

Mysterious exoplanet shouldn’t exist where it is
Futurity, 1st of November

Astronomers Discover Planet That Should Have Been Killed by Red Giant Star
Sputnik News, 16th of November

Exoplanet that ‘should not exist’ discovered by researchers
Fox News, 18th of November

October 2019

Astrophysicists use artificial intelligence to determine exoplanets sizes
Phys.Org, 11th of October

Utilizzata l’intelligenza artificiale per determinare le dimensioni degli esopianeti
Everyeye.it, 11th of October

TESS reveals an improbable planet
Phys.Org, 29th of October

El cazador de mundos TESS revela un planeta improbable
Notimérica, 29th of October

Hallan un nuevo mundo que no debería existir
ABC, 30th of October

Orbitando ai confini di una gigante rossa
Media INAF, 30th of October

Astrónomos descubren un extraño planeta que no debería existir
El Comercio, 31st of October

Equipe liderada por português acha ‘planeta improvável’ ao redor de estrela gigante vermelha
Sputnik Brasil, 31st of October

September 2019

Primeira imagem de buraco negro vale a cientistas prêmio de milhões
Notícias ao Minuto, 6th of September

May 2019

The building blocks for astronomically literate citizens
Phys.org, 13th of May

Forecasting the hunt for the first supermassive black holes
Phys.org, 13th of May

April 2019

Telescópios do “tamanho da terra inteira” conseguiram a imagem de um mistério do Universo
Luxemburger Wort – Contacto, 11th of April

Primeiras imagens de um buraco negro
RFI, 11th of April

O que é um buraco negro, e por que há luz na primeira foto de um deles?
G1 (Globo), 11th of April

February 2019

HD 186302, sœur jumelle du Soleil
Le Monde, 6th of February



November 2018

Hallan al gemelo del sol perdido hace mucho
El Diario de Victoria, 20th of November

Missing Solar Siblings
Could the Sun’s long-lost relatives help us find life elsewhere in the Universe?

ESO Blog, 23rd of November

Irmã ‘gêmea’ do Sol é descoberta a 184 anos-luz da Terra
BBC News Brazil, 23rd of November

A bundle of ultra-compact massive galaxies found
Cosmos Magazine, 27th of November

The quest for galactic relics from the primordial universe
Phys.org, 28th of November

Alla ricerca delle reliquie galattiche
INAF- Istituto Nazionale di Astrofísica, 29th of November

July 2018

Descoberta permite entender melhor formação das galáxias
Brazilian Times, 5th of July

March 2018

Descoberto exoplaneta do tamanho da Terra e com a composição de Mercúrio
Expresso das Ilhas (Cabo Verde), 26th of March

Newfound Alien Planet is a Metal-Heavy Cannonball
Space.com, 29th of March


March 2017

Una investigación, con participación del IAC, descubre los halos de las galaxias más grandes del Universo
La Vanguardia, 1st of March

Detectado viento meridional en ambos hemisferios de Venus
La Vanguardia, 15th of March

Gentle breeze may help Venus’s atmosphere spin like crazy
New Scientist, 17th of March

February 2017

Unique TNG/HARPSN observations of the Venus cloud top winds
Telescopio Nazionale Galileo – Instituto de Astrofísica de Canárias, 6th of February

Revealing the Origin and Nature of the Outskirts of Stellar Megalopolises
Space Daily, 17th of February


November 2016

Spiral-like patterns of star formation discovered in old galaxies
Astronomy Now, 22nd of November

September 2016

Stellar activity can mimic misaligned exoplanets
Phys.org, 20th of September

Sun spots may be tricking scientists
Astronomy, 27th of September

June 2016

Maybe black holes (and wormholes) aren’t as monstrous as we thought
Geek Wire, 7th of June

Wormholes Might Burrow Through Black Hole Cores
Seeker, 7th of June

Black holes might not be dead-ends after all
Phys.org, 8th of June

Things falling into black hole might not be lost forever
Perfscience, 8th of June

If Black Holes Contain Wormholes, Objects Could Survive the Journey
The Science Explorer, 10th of June


December 2015

The big pretenders: Half of Kepler’s giant exoplanet candidates are false positives
NASA Exoplanet Exploration, 2nd of December

Credevo fosse un Giove e invece era una stella
Media INAF, 3rd of December

Over half of the giant Kepler planets may not be planets after all
C|Net, 4th of December

La mayoría de planetas gigantes de la misión Kepler son falsos positivos
Europa News, 4th of December

Повечето от гигантските екзопланети въобще не са планети
Nauka Offnews, 4th of December

‘False positives:’ More than half of NASA’s Kepler exoplanets aren’t actually planets
RT.com, 5th of December

Pozor na falešné exoplanety! Velká část kandidátů od Keplera nejsou planety
Exoplanety.cz, 6th of December

A Kepler-óriásbolygók akár fele nem is bolygó valójában
Komló Média, 8th of December

Credevo fosse un Giove e invece era una stella
Astronomia.com, 8th of December

نصف الكواكب غير الشمسية التي اكتشفها كبلر قد لا تكون كواكب
Qatar Astronomical Center, 8th of December

La mitad de los candidatos a exoplanetas gigantes de Kepler son falsos positivos
Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomía, 9th of December

The big pretenders: Half of Kepler’s giant exoplanet candidates are false positives
Space.com, 11th of December

September 2015

Earth’s composition might be unusual for a planet with life
New Scientist, 15th of September

Maa koostis võib elukõlblike planeetide seas olla erandlik
ERR Novaator, 16th of September

Stellar atmosphere can be used to predict the composition of rocky exoplanets
Phys.org, 18th of September

La atmósfera estelar puede revelar la composición de planetas rocosos
Europa Press, 18th of September

Земля отличается от других планет нашей Галактики
Earth Chronicles, 18th of September

Mogutianqi.com, 25th of September