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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.
22/01/2020
Global Gaia campaign reveals secrets of stellar pair
A 500-day global observation campaign, that included IEEC researchers, spearheaded more than three years ago by the ESA’s galaxy-mapping project Gaia has provided unprecedented insights into the binary system of stars that caused an unusual brightening of an even more distant star.
IEEC,CSIC
21/01/2020
IEEC researchers at the heart of new space mission to study the state of matter under extreme conditions
A meeting in Barcelona on 21-22 January 2020 will kick off the eXTP X-ray satellite mission for the Spanish astronomy community
IEEC,CSIC
15/01/2020
Proxima Centauri amazes us again: a possible second low-mass planet is found orbiting the nearest star to the Sun
The candidate planet is orbiting the star at a distance 1.5 times greater than that separating the Earth from the Sun
IEEC
13/01/2020
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy
The observation of a bright star with NASA's TESS space telescope has provided new information about an encounter that would have happened between the Milky Way and a smaller galaxy about 12.5 billion years ago.
10/12/2019
Launch of the CHEOPS telescope, the space mission that will take drawings of Spanish children in search of exoplanets
Next week, the European space telescope CHEOPS will be launched from French Guiana to study extrasolar planets.
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