First ‘glory’ on hellish distant world?
Published 5 April, 2024 in Outreach

Led by an Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researcher, the team used ESA's Cheops space telescope to observe potential signs of the rainbow-like ‘glory effect’ in the... read more ❯
Tiniest “starquakes” ever detected
Published 26 March, 2024 in Outreach

At a distance of 11.9 light years, Epsilon Indi (ε Indi) is an orange dwarf star (also known as a K dwarf) with 71% of the Sun’s diameter. An international... read more ❯
Ultraviolet light from massive stars may prevent the formation of giant planets
Published 1 March, 2024 in Outreach

Conceção artística de uma estrela quente e azul, com vinte cinco vezes mais massa do que o Sol, e de um planeta semelhante a Júpiter.

Huge superluminous stars may force young stars of low mass to live nearly alone, without the company of giant planets, according to a study led by Olivier Berné, of the... read more ❯
Rare giant exoplanets discovered around giant stars
Published 15 December, 2023 in Outreach

In two recent scientific papers, led by Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço researchers, several "jupiters" were found around giant and intermediate mass stars, a type of stars were... read more ❯
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