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IEEC
09/12/2015
Dark compact planets: a new family of astronomical objects?
Laura Tolós, researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) has studied the possible existence of a new type of astronomical objects: Dark compact planets. They would be exoplanets with unusually small radios with dark matter inside. The research results were recently published in Physical Review D.
IEEC
04/12/2015
The Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec of IEEC reconstructs the trajectory of the ‘great fireball Mataro’ last Saturday November 28
- The “great fireball Mataro” was a rock of nearly one meter of diameter and entered the atmosphere off the coast of Maresme
IEEC
03/12/2015
Llançada amb èxit la missió LISA Pathfinder [NOT TRANSLATED]
- Hi té una participació molt destacada l’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (IEEC-CSIC), creador de l’ordinador a bord i els sistemes de diagnòstic
IEEC
18/11/2015
The Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), shortlisted in the COPINS program of CubeSats
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently announced the projects selected in the COPINS program competition, which will deploy a CubeSat (a type of nanosatelyte) around the binary asteroid 65803 Didymos within the joint mission Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) of the ESA and Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) of the NASA. This joint mission, named AIDA aims to test in situ and for the fisrt time the technology to deflect an asteroid.
IEEC
29/10/2015
L’Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec observarà l’objecte potencialment perillós que passarà dissabte a prop de la Terra [NOT TRANSLATED]
L’Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) de l’IEEC ja està preparat per observar amb el seu telescopi robòtic Joan Oró (TJO) l’objecte potencialment perillós 2015 TB145, que tindrà el seu moment de màxima aproximació a la Terra el proper dissabte 31 d’octubre a les 18:05 (hora continental europea). Aquest objecte, l’existència del qual es desconeixia fins fa només uns dies, ha despertat un enorme interès científic. Els experts creuen que podria tractar-se d’un cometa extint, i l’expectació per poder observar-lo és màxima. Es creu que els cometes, en les seves fases finals, es fragmenten i generen objectes que deixen de tenir activitat cometària i es comporten com asteroides.
IEEC
23/10/2015
Jordi Torra, nou director de l’Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) [NOT TRANSLATED]
Jordi Torra és el nou director de l’Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), càrrec que ocupa des del passat mes de juliol.
IEEC
23/10/2015
Jordi Torra, new director of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC)
Jordi Torra is the new director of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), since last July. He is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Barcelona, where he gained his doctorate in Physics in 1984. Doctor Torra is a member of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB), one of the research centers that form the IEEC. He has been the principal researcher in several scientific projects and has published over a hundred papers. He currently leads the Spanish group taking part in the ESA’s Gaia mission.
Other
23/09/2015
ECLIPSI TOTAL DE LLUNA, 28 de setembre de 2015 [NOT TRANSLATED]
Retransmissió en directe a http://lluna2015.ub.edu/
IEEC
21/04/2015
Mapping the cosmos: Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter
- Analysis will help scientists understand the role that dark matter plays in galaxy formation.
IEEC
13/04/2015
I Astronomy Festival of Montseny
On 23 and 24 May there is an opportunity for all astronomy fans to gather together with the celebration of the First Astronomy Festival of Montseny, dedicated this year to honor the 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope , author from its advantageous point in space of some of the most impressive images we have seen of our Universe.
IEEC
09/04/2015
Observed the formation of a stellar jet in real time
- The observation over eighteen years shows the gestation of the ejection of matter through a bipolar jet in the early life of a massive star.
IEEC
09/04/2015
IEEC researchers determine the origin of Annama meteorite
An international team led by the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC) has determined the orbit of Annama, a new characterized meteorite from a fireball occurred on April 19th 2014 at the Kola Peninsula (Russia). Researchers highlight the importance of this finding because only the orbit of another 22 meteorites is known so far.
IEEC
19/03/2015
Solar Eclipse Live
On the occasion of the solar eclipse of March 20, IEEC will participate in various initiatives to bring the astronomical phenomenon to society.
IEEC
04/03/2015
Dark matter could be a Sun ingredient
• Scientists propose a theoretical solution to the ‘problem of solar composition’
IEEC
19/02/2015
Discovery of lithium in a stellar explosion
- Nature publishes new observational findings today that confirm a theory by scientists from Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (CSIC-IEEC).
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