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
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
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
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.
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.
The ICCUB is awarded with the Maria de Maeztu Excellence Distinction (2020-2023)
The Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB), a research unit of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), is one of the six Maria de Maeztu Excellence Units accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation this year (2019 call). This is the second time that ICCUB receives this award, after obtaining the first one in the 2014 call.
The UPC, selected by ESA to host the 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities
The Polytechnic University of Catalonia — BarcelonaTech (UPC) has been selected to organise the 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities (SSEA) next spring, in 2021. The Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) and the Institute of Cosmos Sciences – University of Barcelona (ICCUB) will also support the event.
From planet Earth to exoplanets: new life research frontiers in astrobiogeology
Is the exoplanet Kepler-452 b, located at fourteen hundred light years from Earth -potentially habitable? At what other places of the Universe can the phenomenon of life have taken place? All these questions on life research inside and outside the Solar System are the thread of the journey in the book (In)habitabilidad planetaria. Fundamentos de astrobiogeología (Ed. Marcombo), a work coordinated by the lecturer Andrea Butturini, from the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona.
Sad and unexpected news of the passing of our colleague Lluís Gesa
[English] - Last 29 May 2020, our colleague and friend Lluís Gesa suddenly passed away. Lluís was currently working at the Institute of Space Sciences and was a member of IEEC since 2006, where he played a key role in many space missions and ground instrumentation projects as software engineering manager.
ETG properties as revealed by MaNGA
19/06/2020 - 00/00/0000
In this talk I will (try to!) summarise the findings presented in a series of four papers dedicated to the study of early type galaxies (ETGs) with integral field spectroscopy (IFU) from the MaNGA survey.
The Driving Mechanisms Of Protostellar Evolution
05/06/2020 - 00/00/0000
Gravity and magnetic fields are competing entities in the formation process of stars like our Sun. While dense cores of molecular clouds collapse under their own gravity, magnetic fields represent a resisting force since charged dust and gas are tied to the field lines.
Euclid Meeting 2020 remotly
05/05/2020 - 08/05/2020
Today begins the first on-line meeting of Euclid.
The Atacama Large Aperture Submm Telescope (AtLAST): Cosmological and Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect Applications
24/04/2020 - 00/00/0000
The thermal and kinematic Sunyaev–Zel'dovich (SZ) effects provide a strong and independent complement to X-ray observations of the warm and hot ionised intracluster medium, particularly at high redshift where X-ray counts are limited.
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
A comet passing through the sky | The comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, after its passing through the perihelion, is visible to the naked eye before sunrise. | IEEC - Kike Herrero