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
How will it be possible, in Mars, to do such simple and essential things like breathe or drink a glass of water? Learn the challenges that will need to be overcome before a human colony can succeed in another planet.
What changed in the last decades regarding our understanding of the Universe and its history? And what is the probability of finding life outside the Earth? Some of the questions for this public talk within Festival Antena 2, in partnership with IA.
How can a staffed space mission survive on Mars? Which mineral and energetic resources will be available? A conversation with Isabel Abreu e Pedro Machado about surviving on Mars.
Ross 128 b is the closest Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a quiet red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially harbor life. It was detected with the HARPS spectrograph, with the participation of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço. Read more
Astronomers have already confirmed more than 2000 planets orbiting other stars. In some of the larger planets, similar to Jupiter, water vapour was detected in their atmospheres. For smaller planets, this detection is more difficult. Read more