IA in the international media

Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST)
The Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST), at La Silla, which was decommissioned in 2003 when operations started with the precursor of ALMA.

This page collects news, interviews and articles in the international media covering the research, technological development and science communication at the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA).

Many of the items listed refer to topics at the forefront of the scientific and technological production in this field, and often departed from press releases issued by IA’s Science Communication group.

This group provides comments to the media and helps to connect with experts in specific research fields in astrophysics and space sciences.

For yearly lists including the Portuguese media coverage of IA research and activities, please visit the Portuguese page. Read the report of IA’s impact on the Portuguese media.

You can reach us through media@iastro.pt.



Planetary Composition: The Planet Does Not Fall Far From the Star
SciTechDaily, 22nd of October

太陽系外の岩石惑星と恒星の組成にみられる相関 「すばる望遠鏡」などの観測により初めて示される
Sorae, 22nd of October

Planeten und ihre Sterne sind einander ähnlich – und auch wieder nicht
DerStandard, 25th of October


Programa de Pós-Graduação em Física promove seminário sobre MOONS
Notícias da UFSC, 14th of September


‘Peas in a pod’ planetary system offers nearby gems to scientists
Space.com, 5th of August

Découverte de la plus légère des exoplanètes connues
SWI, 5th of August

L’exoplanète la moins massive connue à ce jour graviterait avec une planète océan
Futura Sciences, 6th of August

Planeta ‘aquático’ a 35 anos-luz da Terra pode abrigar vida, diz estudo
UOL, 6th of August

Ahli Temukan Planet Berair Dekat Bumi, Disebut Layak Huni
CNN Indonesia, 9th of August

Nuovi pianeti intorno a L 98-59
Global Science, 9th of August

Nová pozorování přístroji ESO odhalila kamennou exoplanetu o hmotnosti poloviny Venuše
Česká astronomická společnost, 10th of August

Team with Portuguese astronomers discover planets that may have water
The Portugal News, 15th of August


El Asteroide Lleva El Nombre Del Astrofísico Portugués Nuno Peixinho
Rally Mundial, 22nd of June

Nuno Peixinho, El Astrofísico “Perpetuado” En Un Asteroide Que Hace Ciencia “A Largo Plazo”
NotiUlti, 26th of June


Ruszyła rejestracja do warsztatów „MW-Gaia: Bringing the Milky Way to schools 2021”
Urania –  Postepy astronomii, 6th of May

Going up is the new move on Venus
Space Daily, 13th of May


Spazio, presentata la missione spaziale Euclid: studierà l’universo oscuro per mapparne la geometria
MeteoWeb, 27th of April


José Correia Wins PRACE Best Poster Award at EuroHPC Summit Week 2021
HPC Wire, 26th of March


Descubrió Dos Nuevas Radiogalaxias Gigantes Con ″ Ojo ″ Portugués
Rally Mundial, 18th of January

Puzzling Six-Exoplanet System Discovered With Resonant Rhythmic Movement
SciTechDaily, 25th of January



Study with Portuguese astronomers reveals evidence of planet with liquid water…
Al Khaleej Today, 16th of October


Atmosfera ácida e temperaturas altíssimas de Vênus podem ser o futuro da Terra, dizem astrônomos
Globo 1, 19th of September


An Epic, Planet-Scale Wave Has Been Hiding in The Toxic Clouds of Venus For Decades
Science Alert, 6th of August

Venus: Riesige Störzone entdeckt
Scinexx, 6th of August

Decades-long deep giant cloud disruption discovered on Venus
Phys.org, 6th of August

‘Anomalia’ nas nuvens de Vênus é descoberta após 35 anos
Sputnik News, 6th of August

Venus: Un “tsunami venenoso” está cubriendo la superficie del planeta
RPP, 6th of August

A super speedy acid cloud has been hiding on Venus for decades
Space.com, 7th of August

A Giant Planetary-Scale Cloud Has Been Discovered Hiding on Venus for at Least 35 Years
Interesting Engineering, 7th of August

Gelombang Berskala Planet Tersembunyi di Awan Beracun Venus
INews.id, 8th of August

Sur Vénus, les astronomes découvrent un gigantesque “mur de nuages”
Science Post, 10th of August

A deep, giant cloud disruption found on Venus
EarthSky, 10th of August

New study questions decades of research on the evolution of spiral galaxies
Phys.Org, 27th of August

New study questions decades of research on the evolution of spiral galaxies
SpaceDaily, 27th of August


Portugal leads system development for a space telescope
Tek Deeps, 16th of July


Há planeta que orbita mais próxima do sistema solar
Jornal de Angola, 17th of June


Che tempo farà su Marte?
Media INAF, 3rd of April

Galactic bulge modeling sheds light on galaxy evolution
Phys.Org, 14th of April

Моделирование галактического балджа проливает свет на эволюцию галактик
AstroNews, 14th of April

Modellierung des galaktischen Bulge wirft Licht auf die Entwicklung von Galaxien
Tekk, 15th of April


Nigerian Astrophysicist Identifies Possible Case Of Rings Around An Exoplanet
Space in Africa, 10th of March

ESO-Teleskop beobachtet Exoplaneten, auf dem es Eisen regnet
idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft, 11th of March

ESPRESSO deteta exoplaneta onde chove ferro
Pravda.ru, 16th of March

Waves in thin air with broad effects
Phys.org, 17th of March

Dalekohled ESO/VLT zaznamenal železný déšť v atmosféře exoplanety
Česká astronomická společnost, 18th of March

Nigerian Astronomer Finds Strong Hint of Exoplanet containing Rings like Saturn or Uranus
Weeby Feed, 19th of March

La danza delle onde aeree marziane
Global Science, 19th of March


First image transmitted by CHEOPS telescope “intentionally blurred”
XinHuaNet, 8th of February

Telescópio desenvolvido com ajuda portuguesa divulga 1ª FOTO
Sputnik News BR, 12th of February


Nu Indi testimone di un’antica collisione galattica
Cronaca Torino, 14th of January



Satellite estudiará planetas fuera del sistema solar a partir de la próxima semana
Notícias RTV, 9th of December

‘Nonsense’ To Think Humans Will Ever Move To Nearby ExoEarth, Says Leading Planet Hunter
Forbes, 13th of December

Hipotético sistema planetario es solo actividad de una estrella
Press Digital, 18th of December


‘Improbable Planet’ Somehow Survives Being Swallowed by Red Giant Star
Space.Com, 1st of November

Astronomers Have Found an Exoplanet Somewhere It Really Shouldn’t Have Survived
Science Alert, 1st of November

Mysterious exoplanet shouldn’t exist where it is
Futurity, 1st of November

Astronomers Discover Planet That Should Have Been Killed by Red Giant Star
Sputnik News, 16th of November

Exoplanet that ‘should not exist’ discovered by researchers
Fox News, 18th of November


Astrophysicists use artificial intelligence to determine exoplanets sizes
Phys.Org, 11th of October

Utilizzata l’intelligenza artificiale per determinare le dimensioni degli esopianeti
Everyeye.it, 11th of October

TESS reveals an improbable planet
Phys.Org, 29th of October

El cazador de mundos TESS revela un planeta improbable
Notimérica, 29th of October

Hallan un nuevo mundo que no debería existir
ABC, 30th of October

Orbitando ai confini di una gigante rossa
Media INAF, 30th of October

Astrónomos descubren un extraño planeta que no debería existir
El Comercio, 31st of October

Equipe liderada por português acha ‘planeta improvável’ ao redor de estrela gigante vermelha
Sputnik Brasil, 31st of October


Primeira imagem de buraco negro vale a cientistas prêmio de milhões
Notícias ao Minuto, 6th of September


The building blocks for astronomically literate citizens
Phys.org, 13th of May

Forecasting the hunt for the first supermassive black holes
Phys.org, 13th of May


Telescópios do “tamanho da terra inteira” conseguiram a imagem de um mistério do Universo
Luxemburger Wort – Contacto, 11th of April

Primeiras imagens de um buraco negro
RFI, 11th of April

O que é um buraco negro, e por que há luz na primeira foto de um deles?
G1 (Globo), 11th of April


HD 186302, sœur jumelle du Soleil
Le Monde, 6th of February




Hallan al gemelo del sol perdido hace mucho
El Diario de Victoria, 20th of November

Missing Solar Siblings
Could the Sun’s long-lost relatives help us find life elsewhere in the Universe?

ESO Blog, 23rd of November

Irmã ‘gêmea’ do Sol é descoberta a 184 anos-luz da Terra
BBC News Brazil, 23rd of November

A bundle of ultra-compact massive galaxies found
Cosmos Magazine, 27th of November

The quest for galactic relics from the primordial universe
Phys.org, 28th of November

Alla ricerca delle reliquie galattiche
INAF- Istituto Nazionale di Astrofísica, 29th of November


Descoberta permite entender melhor formação das galáxias
Brazilian Times, 5th of July


Descoberto exoplaneta do tamanho da Terra e com a composição de Mercúrio
Expresso das Ilhas (Cabo Verde), 26th of March

Newfound Alien Planet is a Metal-Heavy Cannonball
Space.com, 29th of March




Una investigación, con participación del IAC, descubre los halos de las galaxias más grandes del Universo
La Vanguardia, 1st of March

Detectado viento meridional en ambos hemisferios de Venus
La Vanguardia, 15th of March

Gentle breeze may help Venus’s atmosphere spin like crazy
New Scientist, 17th of March


Unique TNG/HARPSN observations of the Venus cloud top winds
Telescopio Nazionale Galileo – Instituto de Astrofísica de Canárias, 6th of February

Revealing the Origin and Nature of the Outskirts of Stellar Megalopolises
Space Daily, 17th of February




Spiral-like patterns of star formation discovered in old galaxies
Astronomy Now, 22nd of November


Stellar activity can mimic misaligned exoplanets
Phys.org, 20th of September

Sun spots may be tricking scientists
Astronomy, 27th of September


Maybe black holes (and wormholes) aren’t as monstrous as we thought
Geek Wire, 7th of June

Wormholes Might Burrow Through Black Hole Cores
Seeker, 7th of June

Black holes might not be dead-ends after all
Phys.org, 8th of June

Things falling into black hole might not be lost forever
Perfscience, 8th of June

If Black Holes Contain Wormholes, Objects Could Survive the Journey
The Science Explorer, 10th of June




The big pretenders: Half of Kepler’s giant exoplanet candidates are false positives
NASA Exoplanet Exploration, 2nd of December

Credevo fosse un Giove e invece era una stella
Media INAF, 3rd of December

Over half of the giant Kepler planets may not be planets after all
C|Net, 4th of December

La mayoría de planetas gigantes de la misión Kepler son falsos positivos
Europa News, 4th of December

Повечето от гигантските екзопланети въобще не са планети
Nauka Offnews, 4th of December

‘False positives:’ More than half of NASA’s Kepler exoplanets aren’t actually planets
RT.com, 5th of December

Pozor na falešné exoplanety! Velká část kandidátů od Keplera nejsou planety
Exoplanety.cz, 6th of December

A Kepler-óriásbolygók akár fele nem is bolygó valójában
Komló Média, 8th of December

Credevo fosse un Giove e invece era una stella
Astronomia.com, 8th of December

نصف الكواكب غير الشمسية التي اكتشفها كبلر قد لا تكون كواكب
Qatar Astronomical Center, 8th of December

La mitad de los candidatos a exoplanetas gigantes de Kepler son falsos positivos
Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomía, 9th of December

The big pretenders: Half of Kepler’s giant exoplanet candidates are false positives
Space.com, 11th of December


Earth’s composition might be unusual for a planet with life
New Scientist, 15th of September

Maa koostis võib elukõlblike planeetide seas olla erandlik
ERR Novaator, 16th of September

Stellar atmosphere can be used to predict the composition of rocky exoplanets
Phys.org, 18th of September

La atmósfera estelar puede revelar la composición de planetas rocosos
Europa Press, 18th of September

Земля отличается от других планет нашей Галактики
Earth Chronicles, 18th of September

Mogutianqi.com, 25th of September