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Two rare super-mercuries discovered around the same star
Published 27 September, 2022 in Outreach

Led by researchers at Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, the discovery of these two exoplanets in the same system provides clues about how planets like Mercury are formed. While... read more ❯
James Webb Space Telescope reveals unprecedented details of a stellar nursery
Published 21 September, 2022 in Outreach

An international team that includes a collaborator from the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), revealed the first images of the Orion Nebula captured by the James Webb... read more ❯
Planet hunter with portuguese DNA reveals its first images
Published 27 June, 2022 in Outreach

The NIRPS spectrograph, developed and build with the participation of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, will observe the Universe in infrared, thus complementing visible band spectrographs like... read more ❯
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 ❯


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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