Discovery of the First Isolated Compact Elliptical (cE) Galaxy
Herschel links Jupiter’s water to comet impact
A ghostly green bubble
A Ghostly Green Bubble
For those of you that would like to observe the comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4), it will become visible tonight, right after sunset. The best days to observe the comet will be the nights of 12-13 of March, according to the Minor Bodies and Meteorites’ ICE (MBM) research group.
The UB and the UPC create the first joint spin-off: a company devoted to the compression of large data volumes
The Cheliábinsk asteroid had already pass through Earth’s orbit
- Los últimos datos indican que en el momento de máximo brillo llevaba una velocidad de 18,6 kilómetros por segundo
Workshop sobre fuentes galácticas variables de rayos gamma [NOT TRANSLATED]
El objetivo principal será el de reunir personas interesadas en el campo, y discutir los desafíos que los datos y los modelos están planteando.
Observations of the asteroid 2012 DA14
Image of the NEO 2012DA14 taken by the Joan Oró Telescope at the OAdM
We include an image of the Asteroid 2012DA14 captured by the 0.8m telescope Joan Oró at the Astronomical Observatory of Montsec last friday, February 15th, (Courtesy of F. Vilardell and J. M. Trigo-Rodriguez) as well as some pictures of the OAdM facility taken recently (courtesy by X. Palau).
How to observe the Asteroid 2012 DA14 with binoculars
Tonight, we will have the privilege of observing the near earth object that has come closest to Earth since instruments and cameras have been designed and built to detect and monitor these nearby small bodies and their trajectories.
Gaia will reveal the secrets of ultra-cool dwarfs in our galaxy
Among the hundred billion stars which can be observed in the Milky Way, there is a group of stars, the so-named ultra-cool dwarfs, defined as stars with a temperature below 2500 K, which includes ultra-cool dwarfs and brown dwarfs. It is a really interesting group: they are the most ancient objects in our Galaxy and, therefore, they can provide information about its primitive chemical composition. This is one of the objectives of Gaia mission which will be launched at the end of 2013 by the European Space Agency.
El Prof. Agustín Sánchez Lavega escribe sobre el nuevo libro de JM Trigo: Las raíces cósmicas de la vida [NOT TRANSLATED]
(Article in Spanish)
In search of answers about the origins of the Solar System and life
A. Campo Bagatin, L. M. Lara, J. M. Trigo Rodríguez y J. Licandro
Margarida Hernanz interviewed for the RTVE program “System Failure”
(Please note that the interview is in Spanish)
ICREA Prof. Diego F. Torres has been awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, from Germany, has awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award to Professor ICREA Diego F Torres, from the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), for his scientific career in the field of astrophysics.