The mission, developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and scheduled for launch in 2029, has moved from the study phase to the implementation phase, which involves selecting an industrial contractor to build the spacecraft. The Institute de Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) participates in Ariel through two of its scientific working groups

The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) participates in the project, coordinated by the Center for the Study of Physics of the Cosmos of Aragon (CEFCA)



The identification of a source producing very short duration radio bursts in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is presented in three articles in the journal Nature. Studies suggest that a magnetar, a neutron star with a very intense magnetic field, would be behind this phenomenon

Unlike lightning, these electrical discharges very efficiently activate certain chemical reactions that can produce nitrous oxide and ozone, gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect. The study, led by researchers from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), has been possible thanks to data provided by the ASIM space mission of the European Space Agency (ESA)

Andrea Ghez, Nobel Prize in Physics 2020, will give an online conference on the center of the Milky Way next Thursday, October 29



Analysis of the Event Horizon Telescope observations from 2009-2017 reveals turbulent evolution of the M87* black hole image

Researchers of the IAA participate in this work which opens a completely new window towards the study of black holes

The first results obtained by the Solar Orbiter mission, developed by ESA in collaboration with NASA, will be presented on July 16th

The SO/PHI instrument, co-developed by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), has obtained the first magnetic map of the surface of the Sun without human intervention and from space

In 2017, the merger of two neutron stars allowed the first simultaneous study of an astronomical source in light and gravitational waves, opening a new window to the Cosmos.

The GRANDMA network coordinates 25 telescopes from all over the globe and aims at rapidly localising and analysing the counterparts of gravitational wave sources.

The start up of operations of the instrument represents the technological culmination of the Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory in Teruel.

This instrument is key for J-PAS, an unprecedented future extragalactic mapping led by an international consortium of which the IAA-CSIC is a member.

The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) participates in the discovery of a multiple planetary system around GJ887, a star located 10.7 light years away




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