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  • Dark matter in two galaxies simulated on a computer. The only difference between them is the nature of dark matter. Without collisions on the left and with collisions on the right. The work suggests that dark matter in real galaxies looks more like the image on the right, less clumpy and more diffuse than the one on the left. The circle marks the end of the galaxy. Credit: Image taken from the article Brinckmann et al. (2018, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 474, 746; https://doi.org/10.10
    Solved: the mystery of how dark matter in galaxies is distributed
  • 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
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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


  • 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