Astrophysics research results
In this gallery of astrophysics research results you will find information on some of the most outstanding scientific advances made by IAC researchers. They have been selected by the IAC's Head of Research and are based on scientific articles that have either already been published in high-prestige scientific research journals or are currently in the press.
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Formation of fullerenes in hydrogen-rich environments.
Author/s: García-Hernández, D. A., Manchado, A., García-Lario, P. et al.
Reference: (2010) Formation of fullerenes in H-containing Planetary Nebulae, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 724, L39. | Link
The effect of magnetic fields on solar abundance determinations.
Author/s: Fabbian, D., Khomenko, E., Moreno-Insertis, F. & Nordlund, Å.
Reference: (2010) Solar abundance corrections derived through
three-dimensional magneto convection simulations. ApJ, Volume 724, 2, pp. 1536-1541
Magnetic fields and the outer rotation curve of M31.
Author/s: Ruiz-Granados, B., Rubiño-Martín, J.A., Florido, E. and Battaner, E.
Reference: (2010) The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 723, Issue 1, pp. L44-L48
Small Magnetic Loops Connecting the Quiet Surface and the Hot Outer Atmosphere of the Sun.
Author/s: M. J. Martinez Gonzalez, R. Manso Sainz, A. Asensio Ramos, & L. R. Bellot Rubio
Reference: (2010)The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 714, Issue 2, pp. L94-97
First results of Herschel and the HerMES extragalactic survey.
Author/s: HerMES consortium (IAC members: Castro-Rodríguez, Cava, Ferrero,Perez-Fournon and Visús-Llobet)
Reference: (2010) Herschel: the first science highlights. Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 518
Which galaxies host bars and disks? A study of the Coma Cluster.
Author/s: Méndez-Abreu, J.; Sánchez-Janssen, R.; Aguerri, J. A. L.
Reference: (2010)The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 711, Issue 2, pp. L61-L65
Magnetic bright points in the quiet Sun.
Author/s: Sanchez Almeida, J., Bonet J.A., Viticcie B., Del Moro D.
Reference: (2010) Magnetic bright points in the quiet Sun. ApJ, 715, L26
On the Probable Existence of an Abrupt Magnetization in the Upper Chromosphere of the Quiet Sun.
Author/s: Stepan, J., Trujillo Bueno, J.
Reference: (2010) The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 711, pp. L133-L137
CoRoT-9b, the first well-known temperate exoplanet.
Author/s: (2010)Deeg H.J. et al.
Reference: CoRoT-9b, a temperate transiting giant planet. Nature, (En Prensa).
The distribucion of electron densiy in the HII regions of the galaxies M51 and NGC 4449
Author/s: Gutiérrez, L.; Beckman, J. E.
Reference: (2010) The Galaxy-wide Distributions of Mean Electron Density in the H II Regions of M51 and NGC 4449. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 708, Issue 2, pp. L107-L111
Little Stars from the early Galaxy.
Author/s: Lodieu, N.; Zapatero Osorio, M. R.; Martín, E. L.; Solano, E.; Aberasturi, M.
Reference: (2010) "GTC/OSIRIS Spectroscopic Identification of a Faint L Subdwarf in the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey". The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 708, Issue 2, pp. L107-L111