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Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 09.07.2024
Lunar soils simulated by AI and immersive technologies to improve autonomous driving of planetary rovers
Researchers Marcos Fernández (left) and Jesús Gimeno in front of one of the lunar soil simulations.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 24.05.2024
Euclid reveals five new views of the universe
Euclid reveals five new views of the universe
These images allow scientists to search for wandering planets, study dark matter using lensed galaxies and explore the evolution of the universe.

Astronomy / Space - 08.11.2023
James Webb Space Telescope identifies the farthest Milky Way-like galaxy ever observed
James Webb Space Telescope identifies the farthest Milky Way-like galaxy ever observed
An international scientific team, led by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB), CSIC-INTA and including Cristina Cabello, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Particle Physics and Cosmos of the Complutense University of Madrid (IPARCOS-UCM), has discovered the most distant Milky Way-like barred galaxy known to date.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 26.10.2023
Researchers propose a theoretical model that explains the interior of a blazar, the most powerful source of radiation in the Universe
Researchers propose a theoretical model that explains the interior of a blazar, the most powerful source of radiation in the Universe
University of Valencia researchers propose a theoretical model that explains the interior of a blazar, the most powerful source of radiation in the Universe José María Martí and Manel Perucho, researchers at the University of Valencia, are the authors of the theoretical model that has made it possible to interpret the image with the highest resolution and sensitivity ever achieved of a blazar, the jet of matter that emerges from the nucleus of a galaxy, in this case 3C 279, at a speed close to that of light.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 24.08.2023
First detailed image of a radiation belt outside our solar system
First detailed image of a radiation belt outside our solar system
Astronomers from the Universitat de Valčncia captured the detailed image of the first radiation belt detected around a brown dwarf outside our solar system. The image, taken last January and now published in the Science journal, evokes the well-known belts of Earth and Jupiter, reveals a magnetic field ten times greater than that of the largest planet in the solar system, and unlocks new secrets of these ultracool substellar objects of very low mass and very powerful radiation.

Astronomy / Space - 20.06.2023
A system has been designed to detect and estimate satellite manoeuvres more accurately
A system has been designed to detect and estimate satellite manoeuvres more accurately
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Polytechnic University of Milan and the company GMV have developed a new methodology for detecting and estimating satellite manoeuvres that improves the operation of the systems currently in use. This development, which is already being tested in operational environments, may help reduce the problem of space debris.

Health - Astronomy / Space - 07.03.2023
How does the immune system react to altered gravity?
How does the immune system react to altered gravity?
Recerca Space travel has always tested the human body by the effects of the new conditions of altered gravity on biological systems. It has long been known that continuous exposure to microgravity conditions human physiology and causes effects that compromise muscular, sensory, endocrine and cardiovascular functions.

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 07.03.2023
Statistics and data science to measure the vital signs of the Earth from satellite
Statistics and data science to measure the vital signs of the Earth from satellite
An international research team led by the University of Valencia manages to automatically identify the most relevant changes that have occurred on planet Earth in the last 10 years and determine whether their causes are natural or anthropogenic. The results of the work, published in National Science Review, are obtained by combining a new statistical method with data from ESA-s SMOS satellite, which regularly provides global maps of soil and vegetation water content.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 23.02.2023
Identified a population of extremely distant massive galaxies
Identified a population of extremely distant massive galaxies
An international research team with the participation of the University of Valencia has just discovered a population of 6 massive and red galaxies, candidates to form part of the early universe. They are galaxies even older and more massive than most previously identified at those distances. The observations, made using NASA's JWST telescope, confirm the effectiveness of this space observatory and augur new insights into the beginnings of galaxy formation.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 12.12.2022
WEAVE spectrograph begins study of galaxy formation and evolution
WEAVE spectrograph begins study of galaxy formation and evolution
LIFU's advantage comes from the large amount of information contained in each observation. Using small displacements of the pointer, the WEAVE spectrograph has produced, in two hours, spectra for 31,500 regions in and around these galaxies. The total light intensity of each of the fibres is used to form the image of the galaxies shown in the centre.

Astronomy / Space - 22.09.2022
The longest time delay ever measured between multiple images of a quasar
The longest time delay ever measured between multiple images of a quasar
An international research team led by the University of Valencia has just measured a time delay of 6.73 years -the longest ever detected for a gravitational lens- between multiple images of a quasar. The result, obtained after 14.5 years of observation at the FLWO observatory of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (USA), will improve knowledge about galaxy clusters and the dark matter they contain.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 22.09.2022
Orbital motion detected near black hole event horizon
Orbital motion detected near black hole event horizon
An international team, with the participation of the Universitat de Valčncia, has identified the signal of a bubble of hot gas orbiting in the vicinity of Sagittarius A* (the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy). The observation was made with the ALMA telescope (Atacama large mm/submm Array).

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 20.09.2022
New technique to measure the mass of neutrinos coming from a supernova
New technique to measure the mass of neutrinos coming from a supernova
A team from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC, UV/CSIC) predicts that supernovae can be a source for determining the mass of neutrinos. This is explained by a theoretical study published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The experimental confirmation of the proposal is carried out within the framework of the international collaboration DUNE (Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment), whose future detector will observe, for this work, neutrinos from supernova explosions.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 20.07.2022
'Black hole guards' find a dormant Black hole outside our galaxy
’Black hole guards’ find a dormant Black hole outside our galaxy
A team of international experts, renowned for having debunked several black hole discoveries, identified a stellar-mass black hole in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy near the Milky Way. The discovery is now published in an article on Nature Astronomy , which includes the participation of Mark Gieles, from the Faculty of Physics, the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the UB (ICCUB) and the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC).

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2022
Two new rocky planets found in the solar neighborhood
Two new rocky planets found in the solar neighborhood
An international collaboration, involving the Stellar Astrophysics group of the Complutense University, has discovered two new super-Earths orbiting a bright red dwarf star located only 33 light-years away, making them the closest rocky planets ever found outside our solar system. Neither of the two worlds can harbor life.

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 26.05.2022
They discover an effect that determines the detection of neutrinos to study the cosmos
They discover an effect that determines the detection of neutrinos to study the cosmos
A study by the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (CSIC-UV) and Harvard University shows for the first time the production of a type of neutrinos originating from extreme phenomena. The work, featured in the journal Physical Review Letters, represents a change for the models on which future Physics experiments looking for these elementary particles are based.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 25.05.2022
Cloud computing to unveil the enigmas of our galaxy
The Galactic RainCloudS project, an initiative led by members of the Faculty of Physics , the Institute of Cosmos Sciences ( ICCUB ) and the Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia ( IEEC ), was awarded the first position in the framework of the Cloud Funding for Research call of the European project Open Clouds For Research Environments ( OCRE ).

Astronomy / Space - 12.05.2022
The first image of the black hole in our galaxy is revealed
The first image of the black hole in our galaxy is revealed
An international astronomy team, where researcher staff from the Universitat de Valčncia also participate, revealed the first image of the super massive black hole located at the centre of the Milky Way. This result presents substantial evidence that the objet is, indeed, a black hole. It also provides valuable hints about how these black holes work, which are believed to be found in the centre of most galaxies.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 14.04.2022
MAGIC telescopes detect vampire star nuclear explosion
MAGIC telescopes detect vampire star nuclear explosion
A research team taking part in the MAGIC collaboration —international consortium including participation from experts of the University of Barcelona— detected very high-energy gamma rays from a recurrent nova in the Milky Way.

Astronomy / Space - 01.02.2022
Astronomers confirm the second Earth Trojan asteroid after a decade of search
Astronomers confirm the second Earth Trojan asteroid after a decade of search
An International team of astronomers led by researcher Toni Santana-Ros, from the University of Alicante and the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB), has confirmed the existence of the second Earth Trojan asteroid known to date, the 2020 XL5, after a decade of search.