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European Research Council grants 2,5 million euro fund to develop new methods for the detection of other earths in the Universe
Published 26 April, 2022 in Outreach

For the next 5 years, project FIERCE, led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher Nuno Cardoso Santos, will develop new data analysis methods, to model and characterize,... read more ❯
Rare super-mercury discovered
Published 18 January, 2022 in Outreach

With data from NASA's Kepler space mission and ESO's HARPS and CORALIE spectrographs, a team lead by an Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher, was able to discover... read more ❯
CHEOPS reveals a rugby ball-shaped exoplanet
Published 11 January, 2022 in Outreach

Imagem artística do exoplaneta com forma de bola de rugby, WASP-103b, a orbitar a sua estrela-mãe.

This research, lead by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher Susana Barros, is the first time that the deformation of an exoplanet has been detected. Learn more: ESA News  read more ❯
Unique Star catalog made available by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciência dos Espaço
Published 21 December, 2021 in Outreach

The SWEET-Cat catalog, created and made available by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, allows the exoplanet community to access high precision homogeneous stellar parameters of over nine... read more ❯


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HIRES (HIgh REsolution Spectrograph) is the planned high-resolution (R ~ 100,000) spectrograph for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) operating at visible and near-infrared Read more