An international team that includes a collaborator from the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), revealed the first images of the 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
An international team, led by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), is defining the way PLATO mission, of European Space Agency (ESA), will extract the maximum amount of information from a set of the satellite’s target stars. Read more
Let’s imagine several tens of Suns packed in a single star. The final tremendous explosion of such a huge star is felt a long way across the galaxy. Luckily, stars like this are rare, and the reason lies at their birthplace. Read more
Like any other galaxy, this enormous group of stars, gas and dust that we call Milky Way is today very different from what it was in a distant past. Discover how a galactic archeologist tries to reveal its past.