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
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
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
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.
This research, lead by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher Susana Barros, is the first time that the deformation of an Read more