By studying the stars which formed together with the Sun, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) researchers hope to understand where in the Galaxy and under which conditions the Sun was formed. Ler mais
Observations made with the MUSE spectrograph, with the collaboration of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), allowed for direct detection of the invisible glow of Lyman-alpha emission, from dim clouds of hydrogen in the early Universe. Ler mais
The reasons to send humans on a journey to Mars and the challenges it poses are the theme for a series of conversations with researchers in interaction with the audience. Ler mais
Researchers of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) have found strong indications that the two different types of bulges in the center of spiral galaxies are not the result of distinct formation processes, but actually the opposite ends of a continuous formation timescale, inversely related to the total mass of the galaxy. 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
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.
How can a staffed space mission survive on Mars? Which mineral and energetic resources will be available? A conversation with Isabel Abreu e Pedro Machado about surviving on Mars.