For the first time, an instrument to detect planets light-years away was used on an object within the Solar System, in a study on the winds of Jupiter by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) Read more
Led by researchers at Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, the discovery of these two exoplanets in the same system provides clues Read more
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 ESPRESSO spectrograph, installed at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, was recently used to measure the fine-structure constant, one of the Read more