News

This section includes scientific and technological news from the IAC and its Observatories, as well as press releases on scientific and technological results, astronomical events, educational projects, outreach activities and institutional events.

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Astronomers discover ancient brown dwarf with lithium deposits intact Press release
Constraints on the dust extinction law of the Galaxy Research news
Discovery of pulsations in the nitrogen-rich PG1159 star PG 1144+005 Research news
Detection of TiO and Na in the atmosphere of the hot Jupiter HAT-P-65b Research news
Characterization of the host galaxy from gamma-ray blazars Research news
Testing the extreme acceleration mechanisms in the supermassive black holes neighborhood Research news
Magnetic turbulence hidden in the Whirlpool Galaxy Press release
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope and GRANTECAN help to show how the first galaxies were formed Press release
CLASP2.1: a new suborbital space mission for mapping the magnetic field of the solar chromosphere Press release
Rocky exoplanets and their host stars may have similar composition Press release
Are ultra-diffuse galaxies structurally similar to low-surface-brightness galaxies? Research news
Calibrating the Rossby number, a key parameter to study the magnetic activity of stars Research news
Solving the paradox of the enigmatic solar sodium D1 line polarization Research news
The Cumbre Vieja volcano taken with the DRAGO camera from orbit Press release
Testing Einstein's equivalence principle at early cosmological epochs with quasar observations Research news
New data obtained about the biggest and one of the most complete Einstein rings Press release
Measuring darkness in remote places Press release
Dust in the central parsecs of unobscured AGN provides more challenges to the torus Research news
Anatomy of the impact of a protostellar jet in the Orion Nebula Press release
IRSOL and IAC scientists solve a complex paradox in solar physics Press release
A nonlinear damping mechanism for waves in the solar corona Research news
The star formation rate evolution of low-mass galaxies as seen by OTELO Research news
A study offers new prospects for finding life outside the Earth Press release
Astronomers discover how to feed a black hole Press release
Black holes modulate star formation in neighboring galaxies Research news
Rotation found in three galaxies satellites of the Milky Way Press release
WEAVE is ready to start operating in La Palma Press release
A large tidal stream observed in the Sombrero galaxy Press release
The first light pollution laboratory in the Azores Press release
Satellite galaxies can carry on forming stars when they pass close to their parent galaxies Press release
CHEOPS unexpectedly detects a unique exoplanet Press release
A study shows the unexpected effect of black holes beyond their own galaxies Press release
The IAC passes successfully the pre-optical revision of the instrument HARMONI Press release
The origin of the first structures formed in galaxies like the Milky Way identified Press release
Astronomers discover a massive star cluster, of intermediate age, in the constellation Scutum Press release
Similar states of activity identified in supermassive and stellar mass black holes Press release
Does the Milky Way move like a spinning top? Press release
The natural brightness of the night sky Press release
The IAC is participating in the DALI experiment, searching for the axion, proposed component of dark matter Press release
A new super-Earth detected orbiting a red dwarf star Press release
A titanic interstellar medium ejection from a massive starburst galaxy Research news
New light on baryonic matter and gravity on cosmic scales Press release
Efficient Bayesian inference of the evolving cosmic web from galaxy surveys Research news
Downflowing umbral flashes as evidence of standing waves in sunspot umbrae Research news
Ideas for future NASA missions searching for extraterrestrial civilizations Press release
A nearby transiting rocky exoplanet that is suitable for atmospheric investigation Research news
A super-Earth is discovered which can be used to test planetary atmosphere models Press release
Neural networks to distinguish real and simulated galaxies Research news
Mapping solar magnetic fields from the photosphere to the corona Research news
Big Data to model the evolution of the cosmic web Press release
The CLASP2 space experiment achieves an unprecedented map of the Sun’s magnetic field from the photosphere up to the base of the corona Press release
Astronomers test a method for investigating cosmic inflation Press release
Post-common envelope binaries as the precursors of extremely red old stars Research news
Astronomers discover a surprising system of six exoplanets which orbit rhythmically Press release
Collision of C-type Ryugu’s parent body with a rocky object Research news
Successful launch of DRAGO, IACTEC’s first infrared camera Press release
A challenge to models of star-formation truncation in massive galaxies Press release
An eclipse, a superconjunction, and the last meteor shower of the year: Geminids 2020 Press release
New techniques are developed for producing synthetic catalogues of galaxies Press release
A new stellar site for the formation of very heavy elements Research news
A Plague of Magnetic Spots Among the Hot Stars of Globular Clusters Research news
Colouring asteroid Bennu Research news
The Spanish Goverment increases the budget of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias by 9 million euros Press release
Solved: the mystery of how dark matter in galaxies is distributed Press release
Discovery of a young forming planet around the nearby star AU Mic Research news
The Gran Telescopio Canarias finds the farthest black hole that belongs to a rare family of galaxies Press release
Touching an asteroid and coming back: OSIRIS-REx and Bennu Press release
The role of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy in the evolution of our Galaxy Research news
The puzzle of the strange galaxy made of 99.99% dark matter is solved Press release
Cosmic amorphous dust in the interstellar medium as a possible explanation for the Anomalous Microwave Emission Research news
Nailing Bennu's colors to the mast: new findings on the origin of this primitive body Press release
New measurements of the solar spectrum verify Einstein’s theory of General Relativity Press release
A giant planet candidate transiting a white dwarf Research news
The CHEOPS mission measures the properties of one of the hottest and most extreme extrasolar planets Press release
Astronomers find the first galaxy whose ultraviolet luminosity is comparable to that of a quasar Press release
Large scale dynamical differences between active and non-active galaxies in the local Universe Research news
Is the Large Magellanic Cloud spiral arm a stable structure? Research news
The impact of strong recombination on temperature determination in planetary nebulae Research news
The first “ultrahot Neptune” is discovered Press release
Exogeneous material found on the surface of asteroids Ryugu and Bennu Press release
TESS, Spitzer and the GTC detect a planet orbiting a white dwarf for the first time Press release
Natural darkness to preserve night-time ecosystems Press release
The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed Press release
Discovery of continuous infrared winds during the outburst of a black hole Research news
Continuous infrared winds discovered during the eruption of a stellar mass black hole Press release
The phosphorus that came from the stars Research news
Differences between the discs of active and non-active galaxies detected for the first time Press release
Tidally trapped pulsations in a close binary star system Research news
The structure of the famous Jet of material in M87, the brightest galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, revealed Press release
Activities for Asteroid Day Press release
A system of superearths has been detected around the brightest red dwarf in the sky Press release
A crucial test for astronomical spectrograph calibration with frequency combs Research news
A planet in the process of formation found round the nearby young star AU Mic Press release
The LST-1 telescope on La Palma detects the Crab Pulsar at very high-energy Press release
Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots Press release
ESPRESSO confirms the nearest exo-Earth with unprecedented precision Press release
The evolutionary history of the Milky Way determined in more detail than ever Press release
The changing-look optical wind of the flaring X-ray transient Swift J1858.6-0814 Research news
TESS satellite dates an ancient collision with our galaxy Research news
Nightside condensation of iron in an ultrahot giant exoplanet Research news
IAC Scientists have characterized over 200 new clusters of galaxies first detected by the Planck satellite using the telescopes on La Palma Press release
A chromospheric resonance cavity in a sunspot mapped with seismology Research news
The CHEOPS mission, in which the IAC is participating, observes its first exoplanets Press release
An ionised bubble powered by a proto-cluster at z = 6.5 Research news
La Palma telescopes participate in the discovery of a young blazar produced by the merger of two galaxies Press release
Young stars found in the oldest and most massive galaxies in the Universe Research news
Scientists discover the first pulsating white dwarf in an eclipsing binary system Press release
A huge superbubble observed in an interacting galaxy Press release
Observed: an exoplanet where it rains iron Press release
Observed: an occultation of a brown dwarf by another Press release
Astronomers discover a pulsating teardrop-shaped star Press release
Astronomers discover a white dwarf formed by the merger of two stars Press release
Are ultra-diffuse galaxies Milky Way-sized? Research news
A step forward to solve the mystery of ultra-diffuse galaxies Press release
Sucessful test of new technology which should help to discover “other Earths” Press release
The extreme CNO-enhanced composition of a primitive iron-poor dwarf star Research news
Red nuggets at the center of nearby galaxies Research news
Confirming new physics in space Research news
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of a primitive star Press release
TESS satellite dates an ancient collision with our galaxy Press release
RAFFAELLA MORGANTI: "The first image of a black hole was an important milestone for astrophysics" Interview
Young stars found in the oldest and most massive galaxies in the universe Press release
Scientists find the explanation at the high temperatures of the solar corona Press release
Discovery of the highest-energy photons from a gamma-ray burst by the MAGIC telescopes Research news
Discovery of a massive black hole companion to a B-type star from radial velocity measurements Research news
Astronomers discover a giant black hole that challenges current models of stellar evolution Press release
MAGIC telescopes detect the first gamma-rays burst at very high energies Press release
The early sequence of events that shaped the Milky Way Research news
DESI opens its 5.000 eyes to capture the colors of the Cosmos Press release
Free access to the largest catalogue of objects observed by Grantecan Press release
Violent flares in the centre of a black hole system Press release
Didier Queloz, Physics Nobel Prize Winner 2019, Is Developing an Advanced Terrestrial Planet Hunter for the Isaac Newton Telescope Press release
A giant exoplanet orbiting a very-low-mass star challenges planet formation models Research news
EMIR and MEGARA, two instruments giving excellent results on GRANTECAN Press release
Fullerenes discovered in a star formation region in Perseus Press release
Hard-state Accretion Disk Winds from Black Holes Research news
Astronomers find an unusual planetary system which challenges models of planet formation Press release
Fullerenes in the IC 348 star cluster of the Perseus molecular cloud Research news
Exploring a new definition of the green valley and its implications Research news
The Gran Telescopio Canarias obtains the visible spectrum of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), the first confirmed interstellar comet Press release
Do we need a galactic disc to form stars? Research news
Dual dust chemistry around evolved stars of the Large Magellanic Cloud Research news
Sharper view of the cosmos through reproducible science Press release
A “gold mine” is detected in a collision of two distant stars Press release
Astronomers find a nearby system of exoplanets with a potentially inhabitable world Press release
The Governing Council of the IAC gives firm support to the building of the TMT on La Palma Press release
10 years of the GTC: Amazing science with an astonishing telescope Press release
The early days of the Milky Way revealed Press release
Ending of the course for teachers “Get close to the Cosmos” Press release
A giant interstellar bubble being grown in the Andromeda galaxy Research news
A planetesimal orbiting within the debris disc around a white dwarf star Research news
A study of the whole Sun Press release
The hidden Universe: inauguration of the IAU Symposium Press release
Within galaxy variations in the chemical composition are responsible for the fundamental relation Research news
Powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole Research news
A distance of 13 Mpc resolves the claimed anomalies of the galaxy lacking dark matter Research news
New Earths discovered around a very small star Press release
The atmosphere of a new ultra hot Jupiter is analysed Press release
Fast and furious: detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole from La Palma Press release
The mystery of the galaxy with no dark matter: solved! Press release
Low-frequency gravity waves in blue supergiants Research news
The IAC and ESA sign an agreement to widen the programmes of connection and transmission of optical data at the Teide Observatory Press release
The surface of asteroid Bennu: dark, rough and dense with boulders Research news
Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107 Research news
Anomalous microwave emission detected from the Taurus Molecular Cloud with the QUIJOTE experiment Research news
Back to the Lithium Plateau with the [Fe/H] < -6 star J0023+0307 Research news
Spiral-shaped wavefronts in a sunspot umbra Research news
Spiral-shaped winds in old stars reveal presence of a partner Research news
Astronomers open the way to the hearts of the blue supergiants Press release
The Gran Telescopio Canarias is participating in a programme to monitor potentially dangerous asteroids Press release
A system of globular clusters in the disc of a galaxy detected for the first time Press release
“GALACTICA”: the biggest panorama of the Milky Way is complete Press release
CLASP-2: investigating the magnetic solar chromosphere by means of telescopes launched into space with NASA suborbital rockets Press release
Intracluster light: a luminous tracer for dark matter in clusters of galaxies Research news
Anomalous microwave emission detected from the Taurus Molecular Cloud Press release
The HiPERCAM camera of the Gran Telescopio Canarias reveals new details about the oldest stars in the Milky Way Press release
50 years of doctoral theses Press release
Heavy metal planet fragment survives destruction from dead star Press release
Journey to the Big Bang through the lithium of a Milky Way star Press release
The IAC, re-elected to the Science Lab of Microsoft's Azure computer network Press release
Rough, dense with boulders and low albedo surface of Bennu revealed through images of NASA OSIRIS-REx mission Press release
GTC discovers a new Einstein cross Press release
Discovery of Stars Surrounded by Iron Dust in the Large Magellanic Cloud Research news
GRANTECAN opens its doors to its observing nights Press release
The Gran Telescopio Canarias will observe binary asteroid Didymos, main target of the ESA Hera space mission Press release
The new IATec building is inaugurated in La Laguna Press release
Old stars live longer than we thought Press release
A new chapter in the series “Girls who broke a glass ceiling looking at the sky” Press release
Encourage scientific and technological vocations among younger women Press release
Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107 Press release
Contracts for those newly qualified in “Formación Profesional” Press release
Making the Hubble’s deepest images even deeper Press release
Stars shrouded in iron dust Press release
Casiana Muñoz -Tuñón, new Deputy Director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
New data about spiral waves detected in sunspots Press release
A new, potentially inhabitable super-Earth Press release
A giant interstellar bubble being grown in the Andromeda Galaxy Press release
Helium signal reveals the comet-like tail of exoplanet WASP-69b for the first time Press release
Cosmic fireworks from a new gamma-ray binary Press release
Galaxies like Russian dolls Press release