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28/07/2020
Researchers identify massive black holes that seemed “hidden” in dwarf galaxies
An investigation conducted by two researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE-CSIC), a research unit of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), has been published today in the Astrophysical Journal Letters
23/07/2020
First autonomous magnetic field map of the Sun, obtained by an instrument co-developed by IEEC for Solar Orbiter
The first results of the Solar Orbiter mission, developed by ESA in collaboration with NASA, were presented on 16 July
20/07/2020
Astrophysicists Fill In 11 Billion Years of Our Universe's Expansion History
Scientists have analysed the largest three-dimensional map of the Universe ever created to understand what happened during a history gap of 11 billion years in the middle of its expansion
09/07/2020
Euclid space telescope’s Near-Infrared instrument ready to draw a 3-D map of galaxies of the distant Universe
The Euclid mission from the European Space Agency (ESA), that aims to study more than a billion galaxies, is a step closer to launch as its two instruments are now built and fully tested. One of them is the complex Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer instrument (NISP) delivered by an international consortium coordinated by France, with partners from Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Norway and the United States. 
09/07/2020
A cosmic cataclysm allows a test of the quantum structure of space-time
The detection of a gamma-ray burst by the MAGIC telescopes allows researchers to study whether the speed of light in vacuum is a constant of nature.
IEEC
25/06/2020
Two advances in exoplanets by IEEC’s researchers : A world orbiting a Very Young Star, and the nearest compact planetary system to the Solar system
In the first result, published in Nature, 24 June 2020, NASA’s TESS and Spitzer Missions, with the contribution from an IEEC researcher, report the discovery of a planet around a nearby star. The star system is still surrounded by a disk of debris left over from its formation.
17/06/2020
Youngest baby pulsar ever found could help understand the most powerful explosions in the Universe
IEEC scientists at ICE (CSIC) lead a study that found a baby pulsar, the youngest such object ever found. 
09/06/2020
Nanda Rea wins the 4th Fundació Banc Sabadell Prize for Science and Engineering
Nanda Rea, researcher from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC), has won the prize for her contribution to the field of astrophysics, for the study of a class of neutron stars with extremely intense magnetic fields: magnetars, a particular type of pulsar.
04/06/2020
Hubble finds that "distance" from the brightest stars is key to preserving primordial discs
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was used to conduct a three-year study of the crowded, massive and young star cluster Westerlund 2.
28/04/2020
The OADM's TJO is involved in monitoring the approach of the BepiColombo probe
Recently, the BepiColombo probe has passed very close to the Earth on its way to Mercury
22/04/2020
First release of the PAZ polarimetric radio occultation data for precipitation characterization
The GPS polarimetric data obtained aboard the PAZ satellite have started its dissemination 
IEEC
21/04/2020
IEEC becomes a Galileo Masters 2020 regional partner providing technological mentoring
Within the rewards of this edition, IEEC will provide technological mentoring as part of the regional Galileo Prize Catalonia 
18/02/2020
Study reveals details of “golf ball asteroid”
The third largest object in the asteroid belt, showed to be heavily cratered, with the help of an IEEC researcher
17/02/2020
Solar Orbiter, a mission with IEEC contribution
A team from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) at the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICC, UB) has worked on one of the ten instruments that the satellite will carry on board 
CSIC
28/01/2020
Juan Carlos Morales (IEEC-CSIC) awarded Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2019 in Experimental Sciences and Technology
The IEEC researcher at ICE (CSIC) has been awarded this prestigious prize for having led a study that found a giant exoplanet around a dwarf star.
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