Primordial comet fragment discovered inside meteorite gives clues to the origin of the Solar System
Using the only international repository of NASA’s Antarctic meteorites based in Spain, at ICE, a study co-led by IEEC–CSIC has revealed a comet fragment inside the carbonaceous chondrite meteorite LaPaz 02342
Understanding the oldest stars in the Milky Way
A study led by UPC/IEEC has determined for the first time the mass and radius of one of the oldest stars in our Galaxy, allowing to validate the theoretical relationship between the mass and radius for this class of stars.
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Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth
A study led by IEEC-CSIC discovers how these meteorites retained water and organic material inside them before reaching our planet
El satèl·lit PAZ demostra un nou sistema de mesura de pluges intenses
Un equip d’investigadors de l’Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) i de l’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE) del Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques (CSIC) ha analitzat les dades obtingudes a l’experiment amb senyals GPS que s’està realitzant a bord del satèl·lit espanyol d’observació de la Terra PAZ, llançat el mes de febrer del 2018, i ha confirmat que els senyals enregistrats són sensibles a les precipitacions intenses. Els resultats apareixen publicats a la revista Geophysical Research Letters.
The ATTRACT Consortium grants funding to develop a new hybrid detector
The team of engineers and researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (IEEC-ICCUB), led by David Gascón, has been granted an ATTRACT grant to develop an integrated signal processing for a new generation of active hybrid single photon sensors.
Gaia DR2 bulk catalogue available in FAPEC format
The Gaia group at the Universitat de Barcelona (IEEC – ICCUB), in cooperation with DAPCOM Data Services S.L. (a technological spin-off company of the UPC and the UB), has published an alternative copy of the bulk data files from Gaia DR2 – the second data release from Gaia.
Forum IEEC 2019
On Feburary 6th, 2019, we celebrated the IEEC Forum 2019. Over 120 attendees gathered at the Palau Robert in Barcelona to discuss scientific and technical research in space exploration and space applications.
Ignasi Ribas awarded with the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona
Ignasi Ribas, IEEC Director and CSIC Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences, has been awarded with the 2018 Premi Ciutat de Barcelona in its Experimental Sciences and Technology category.
Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S)
01/07/2019 - 05/07/2019
The Institute of Space Sciences (Institut de Ciències de l’Espai - ICE) is organizing its 3rd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School, which in this edition is linked to the 1st IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing society (GRSS) Instrumentation and Future Technologies (IFT) Remote Sensing Summer School (IFT-R3S).
Fourth Barcelona Techno Week
17/06/2019 - 21/06/2019
Barcelona Techno week are a series of meeting point events between academia and industry, organised around a technological topic of interest for both worlds. They will include comprehensive multidisciplinary keynote presentations by world experts on the selected subjects combined with networking activities to foster collaboration among participants.
EoS in neutron stars - recent results on cooling and tidal deformabilities
12/04/2019 - 00/00/0000
We present our recent results on cooling and tidal deformabilities of neutron stars using a recently developed hadronic equation-of-state (EoS) for the neutron star interior.
White dwarfs in the Gaia era
05/04/2019 - 00/00/0000
The vast majority of stars will end, or have ended, their lives in the form of a white dwarf. These objects have the average size of the Earth; however, they can be more massive than the Sun. This makes white dwarfs to be extremely dense and to have exceptional properties. In this talk, we will study the physical characteristics of these exotic objects and we will see how the data provided by the Gaia satellite is helping us to significantly increase our understanding of white dwarfs.
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