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News

  • Artist's impression of a blazar
    The Gran Telescopio Canarias finds the farthest black hole that belongs to a rare family of galaxies
  • Main router of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma). Credit: Jorge Goya.
    The IAC renews the data network of the Canary Observatories 
  • Image of the radiometer at 3.5 GHz frequency designed and built by the team at Tecnología Médica. Credit: Unit of Communication and Scientific Culture (IAC).
    IACTEC develops a system which can analyze subcutaneous tissues for early detection of illnesses
  • Simulation of the OSIRIS-REx "touch-and-go" mission in Nightingale crater.
    Touching an asteroid and coming back: OSIRIS-REx and Bennu
  • Image and amplification (in colour) of the ultra-diffuse galaxy Dragonfly 44 taken with the Hubble space telescope. Many of the dots on the galaxy are the globular clusters studied in this article to explore the distribution of dark matter. The galaxy is so diffuse that other galaxies can be seen behind it. Credit: Teymoor Saifollahi and NASA/HST.
    The puzzle of the strange galaxy made of 99.99% dark matter is solved
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    World experts prepare the first report for the United Nations on regulation of light pollution and mitigating the impact of satellite constellations

Employment

  • Un contrato postdoctoral Galaxias Activas 2020/One Postdoctoral contract Galaxias Activas 2020 (PS-2020-042)

    The IAC (Tenerife) announces ONE postdoctoral contract to work on topics within the projects “Feeding, feedback and obscuration in active galaxies” (AYA2016-76682-C3-2-P) and “Feeding and feedback in

  • PS-2020-036 Un contrato postdoctoral WHOLE SUN/One Postdoctoral contract WHOLE SUN

    The IAC (Tenerife) invites applications for a postdoctoral contract to work in the project ”The Whole Sun: Untangling the complex physical mechanisms behind our eruptive star and its twins”, funded