In the latest 25 years, thousands of planets have been discovered orbiting other stars in our galaxy. Sérgio Sousa, of IA, writes on National Geographic that we are closer to know if any of these new worlds is like our Earth. Read more
In this session of Noites no Observatório, we will cover some of the most successful methods used by astronomers to detect and characterise planets outside our Solar System.
ESA’s new exoplanet mission, CHEOPS, has successfully completed its almost three months of in-orbit commissioning, exceeding expectations for its performance, and observed its first exoplanet. Read more
A team from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) found evidence which suggests this type of exoplanet, apparently with very low densities, might be similar to Uranus, with rings more than 2.5 times the size of the planet. Read more
First data gathered with ESPRESSO, an instrument built with the participation of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), help clarify a debate about an hypothetical planetary system. Read more