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 find Earth-sized world potentially covered in volcanoes Press release
An old problem about the measurement of the chemical composition of the universe has been resolved Press release
The mystery of the runaway supermassive black hole, solved Press release
Astronomers discover tiny galaxy with extraordinary star formation in distant Universe Press release
Does the merger of two black holes emit light? The Subaru+GTC collaboration tries to answer this question Press release
Molecules precursors to life discovered in the Perseus Cloud Press release
Astronomers witness the birth of a cluster of galaxies from the early Universe Press release
Discovery of relativistic jets blowing bubbles in the central region of the Teacup Galaxy Press release
A near-pristine star found to be binary Press release
Astronomers find the origin of one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way Press release
The IAC sends to space its second instrument for Earth observation Press release
Hospital Universitario de Canarias and IAC make progress in the early detection of colon cancer with artificial intelligence Press release
ESPRESSO and CARMENES discover two potentially habitable exo-Earths around a star near the Sun Press release
James Webb Telescope reveals the possible origin of the mysterious shapes in the Southern Ring Nebula Press release
The James Webb telescope produces an unparalleled view of the ghostly light in galaxy clusters Press release
XXXIII Canary Islands Winter School - Overlaps at the Frontiers of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Particle Physics Press release
The European Space Agency and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias celebrate their silver anniversary in Tenerife Press release
Unravelling coronal bright points Research news
Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere Press release
James Webb telescope studies organic molecules near black holes Press release
New insights into the puzzle of strong CO absorptions in massive early-type galaxies Research news
Magnetic Fields in the Solar Atmosphere Press release
The first extensive catalogue of massive stars with low metallicity Press release
Rapid quasi-periodic oscillations in a relativistic jet Research news
The CLASP2.1 mission team receives a NASA award Press release
The possible detection of elusive intermediate mass black holes Press release
New source of lithium production found in the Universe Press release
A study shows that “water worlds” could be as common as Earths Press release
Preparing for the world’s biggest radio telescope Press release
An ancient brown dwarf in our cosmic neighbourhood Press release
About metallicity variations in the local Galactic interstellar medium Research news
A new planet hunter starts its work Press release
Proton acceleration in thermonuclear nova explosions revealed by gamma rays Research news
Gliese 486 b: a Rosetta stone for the study of exoplanets Press release
Two new rocky planets in the solar neighborhood Press release
Possible evidence of planet formation found in the Orion Nebula Press release
Una alianza macaronésica para reducir la contaminación lumínica Press release
The star cluster Westerlund 1: a nursery of giant stars within the shadows Press release
The synchronized dance of the Magellanic Clouds star formation history Research news
A new algorithm that simulates the intergalactic medium of the Universe in seconds is developed Press release
Dwarf galaxies: key laboratories for the study of dark matter Press release
Astronomers observe potential magnetic flip around a supermassive black hole Press release
Astronomers discover a “black widow” binary star system with the shortest orbital period known Press release
Astronomers discover a four-planet system with a peculiar migration process Press release
The cultural and sky landscape of the Way of Saint James Press release
Testing fundamental physics with ESPRESSO Research news
BBVA Foundation's president, Carlos Torres Vila, visits the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory Photomontage
Evidence of the impact of quasar driven outflows on recent star formation Research news
Caught in the act: the winds driven by supermassive black holes directly impact star formation Press release
An ultraviolet wind in a neutron star X-ray binary transient Research news
A novel black hole mass scaling relation Research news
A cold wind during the discovery outburst of a black hole Research news
Astronomers develop new method for taking the temperature of black holes Press release
Powerful warm winds discovered during a neutron star eruption Press release
The nature of an extreme B supergiant in Cygnus Research news
Astronomers find a black hole which rotates highly inclined to its orbit Press release
Astronomers find in the Milky Way an unusual blue supergiant star travelling at high velocity Press release
Supermassive black holes change the central regions of galaxies Press release
IAC scientists complete an unprecedented study of the masses of over 500 clusters of galaxies Press release
A sub-Earth confirmed in the planetary system of the closest star to the Sun Press release
SHARKS survey detects more than a million invisible sources in its first data release Press release
NORBERT LANGER: "There are still many uncertainties about the evolution of massive stars" Interview
A stellar stream remnant of a globular cluster below the metallicity floor Research news
The mystery of the brightest planetary nebulae Press release
MUSE reveals different gas components in planetary nebulae Research news
Astronomers discover first supernova explosion of a Wolf-Rayet star Press release
A primitive stellar structure helps us to unravel the earliest phases of the Milky Way Press release
Origin of stellar prolate rotation in a cosmologically simulated faint dwarf Research news
A dwarf irregular galaxy caught in transition Research news
Astronomers find Milky Way analogue galaxy in the early universe Press release
Astronomers confirm the existence of a cosmic supervoid that challenges our understanding of dark energy Press release
A dense ultra-short period sub-Earth planet transiting a nearby red dwarf star Research news
ESPRESSO puts the physical constants to the test Press release
The “last breaths” in the lives of galaxies Press release
Astronomers discover an ultra-light and super-fast sub-Earth orbiting a red dwarf Press release
Study reveals that giant planets could reach "maturity" much earlier than previously thought Press release
Solving the enigma of the brightest planetary nebulae Research news
Mapping the hidden magnetic field of the quiet Sun Research news
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
Efficient Bayesian inference of the evolving cosmic web from galaxy surveys Research news
New light on baryonic matter and gravity on cosmic scales Press release
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
Collision of C-type Ryugu’s parent body with a rocky object Research news
Astronomers discover a surprising system of six exoplanets which orbit rhythmically Press release
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
Cosmic amorphous dust in the interstellar medium as a possible explanation for the Anomalous Microwave Emission Research news
The puzzle of the strange galaxy made of 99.99% dark matter is solved Press release
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
Large scale dynamical differences between active and non-active galaxies in the local Universe Research news
Astronomers find the first galaxy whose ultraviolet luminosity is comparable to that of a quasar Press release
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
Stars rich in phosphorus: seeds of life in the universe Press release
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 planet in the process of formation found round the nearby young star AU Mic Press release
A crucial test for astronomical spectrograph calibration with frequency combs Research news
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
Nightside condensation of iron in an ultrahot giant exoplanet Research news
TESS satellite dates an ancient collision with our galaxy 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
A step forward to solve the mystery of ultra-diffuse galaxies Press release
Are ultra-diffuse galaxies Milky Way-sized? Research news
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