The discovery of super earth Gl411b, only eight light-years away, with three times the mass of the Earth, had the participation of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) researchers. Ler mais
The first evidence outside the Solar System of the occurrence of planet impacts had the participation of a researcher associated with the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Ler mais
Deep observations of the atmosphere of Venus, published in a new study with the participation of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), add to solving the puzzle of the “super-rotation” of the atmosphere of this planet. Ler mais
The 2018 Ciência Viva Montepio Grand Prize distinguishes Teresa Lago, member of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), for her role in the promotion of scientific culture, especially in the field of Astronomy. 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
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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.
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.