The discovery of the HD219134 planetary system, 21.2 light-years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia, is co-authored by Pedro Figueira, from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Ler mais
David Sobral, from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences has discovered the brightest distant galaxy and signs of the first generation of stars in the Universe. Ler mais
David Sobral, from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA), and an international team, found that colossal shock waves rise galaxies from the dead. Ler mais
20 years after its discovery, researchers from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) managed to directly observe exoplanet 51 Pegasi b. Ler mais
Modern theories of cosmology appear to predict that our region of space is a minuscule fragment of a huge ‘multiverse’, where over vast distances physical properties, and perhaps the nature of physical laws themselves, can change. Ler mais
Sun-like stars and planetary systems are known to form in interstellar molecular clouds composed mostly of hydrogen and small amounts of other elements like helium, oxygen and carbon. Ler mais
This month, we invite you to a special meeting, where we will discuss some of the most inspiring and relevant topics in space exploration.
Are there on Earth organisms capable of surviving in the conditions found in other planets of the Solar System? Let's explore the limits of what we can consider as living.
This month, in the session Noites no Observatório, learn how astronomers "listen" to the sound of the stars, and then use that information to characterise with very high detail the planets around them.
Which other places in the Solar System can we try to inhabit? Will the future generations have a colony awaiting them on one exoplanet? A conversation with researchers Nuno Santos and Ricardo Louro about going beyond Mars.
This Christmas, set on a journey through the planets and moons of the Solar System and discover some of their secrets.