Forthcoming sky surveys with radio telescopes will capture millions of galaxies at the beginning of the Universe, but only automatic tools, like the algorithm created by a team led by the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA), might read this data deluge and find the galaxies with massive black holes at their centre. Read more
On the third talk of the series “Aqui, no Universo”, Lara Sousa, of IA, and Sofia Andringa, of LIP, will tune the Universe through alternative channels to light, that complement the images produced with telescopes, and reveal the stories of the invisible Universe that are yet to be told.
On the fourth and last talk of the series “Aqui, no Universo”, Fábio Silva, of Bournemouth University, and Luís Tirapicos, of Ciências Ulisboa, will present archaeoastronomy, the science that studies the many meanings it had, across the ages, the expression “to understand the Universe and our place in it”.
Learn the origin of this concept used to count time and build the calendars we use today. Article by Daniel Folha, of IA, on National Geographic Portugal. Read more
Dark molecular clouds are nebulae that do not emit nor reflect any visible light. Inside them we find a surprising chemical laboratory, that even produces alcohol molecules. Read more
Ismael Tereno and António da Silva, both researchers at IA, talked about the Euclid space mission and the 95 percent of the Universe still unknown – the dark matter and the dark energy – to Antena 1 public radio and Palavra de Cientista podcast. Read more