An international team, with the participation of several researchers from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), used the ESPRESSO spectrograph to confirmed the presence of the exoplanet Proxima b, the nearest “exo-Earth” to our Solar System.
What if a panel of researchers answered the questions about the Universe you have always wanted to ask but never knew who to ask them? That is what will happen on the 11th of September, in the public event of the 30th Encontro Nacional de Astronomia e Astrofísica (ENAA 2020).
Participate in an online session to celebrate twenty years of the expansion of Portuguese Astronomy with ESO. From the discoveries enabled by ESO telescopes to the adventure of building astronomical instruments at the leading-edge, there is plenty to celebrate.
In a clear night sky, the human eye can see some 3000 stars, all of them in our galactic neighbourhood. What we can’t see is, perhaps, a similar number of planets, outshined by the light of their host star. Is there among them an Earth 2.0?
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