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
The most complete profile of Venus winds parallel to the equator on the nightside launches fresh clues on the possible link between the rampant greenhouse effect of the atmosphere and the violence of the winds at the top of the cloud deck, according to a new study led by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço. Read more
The largest ever quest for atmospheric wave patterns on the night side of Venus, and a new window onto vertical winds, are the two recent major insights into the super rotating cloud level of the planet, made by researchers of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Read more
Discover some of the mysteries of Venus, namely the recent discovery of phosphine, possible indicator of life in its atmosphere, and take a leap forward to the study of exoplanets, and, who knows, maybe the constrution of a permanent base on the Moon, in the company of Pedro Machado. Read more
Pedro Machado explains the importance of the discovery of a giant disruption in the atmosphere of Venus and the reason why it was only discovered now. Read more
Unprecedented precision in the measurements of winds on Venus made use of an instrument built to study exoplanets, in a work led by researchers of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA). Read more
Quarterly outreach sessions, taking place in Lisbon and Porto, aimed at young people willing to join scientists in discovering the universe.