A team of researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) analysed observations of the atmosphere of Solar System planets, together with a simulator of chemical abundances, to help answering questions about life outside Earth, volcanism on Venus, and the water history on Mars. Read more
The most complete profile of Venus winds parallel to the equator on the nightside launches fresh clues on the possible link between the rampant greenhouse effect of the atmosphere and the violence of the winds at the top of the cloud deck, according to a new study led by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço. Read more
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Nearly all the stars we see in the sky have planets around them. This motivated a Portuguese astronomy and engineering adventure in the World's driest desert. Among photographs and memories of this adventure, join us and experience this desire to find other “Earths” in the Universe.
The Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) joins the solidarity movement for Ukraine, and organises a free astronomy event to collect goods to be sent to refugee populations from Ukraine.
In the beginning it was light. But today we already have more than one window through which we can observe the Cosmos. Matter particles arrive from the sky and, more recently, gravitational waves. Bring your questions to this session in which we will show you how scientists from different fields work together to probe the unknown. IAstro and LIP joint event.
The new James Webb space telescope, the largest ever placed in Space, will reveal a sharper, deeper and older Universe. In this session, with Questions & Answers, researchers from IAstro will talk about the science that this new telescope will enable, linked to research by Portuguese scientists.
A conversation with four IA researchers on the most likely destination for the first interstellar mission – the three worlds around Proxima Centauri (the closest star to the Sun), the most recent discovered by a team led by an IAstro researcher. A conversation with infographics by IA and a selection of video clips by ESO. Read more
Learn what will come from above in the new year. IA researchers anticipate discoveries and significant leaps in several domains in the study of the Universe. Read more
The new James Webb space telescope is a jewel of technology, and starting from 2022 will reveal a sharper, deeper and older Universe. Its main window of observation is infrared light, produced by warm or cool bodies and environments, targets of many lines of research by the Portuguese scientific community. Read more