News

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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Diana Morant, Minister of Science and Innovation, visits the Centre for Astrophysics in La Palma Press release
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope and GRANTECAN help to show how the first galaxies were formed Press release
Vice-president Calviño anounces her support for the project to improve the connectivity of La Palma by fibre optics Press release
CCI Declaration of Solidarity with La Palma
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
Einstein’s Principle of Equivalence verified in quasars for the first time Press release
The IAC has published the book “In a certain place in the Universe….” with contributions from well-known writers, and proceeds to charity Press release
PIERO BENVENUTI: “La Palma and the Canary Islands are among the best astronomical sites in the world”. Interview
The silent beauty of the night sky 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
IAC Statement: Volcanic eruption in La Palma
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
The Equinox from the Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal Press release
IAC Statement: Volcanic eruption in La Palma
Measuring darkness in remote places Press release
CASIANA MUÑOZ-TUÑÓN “ If they aren’t controlled, in only a few years the satellite constellations will have a serious impact on ground-based astronomy” Interview
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
Communiqué from the IAC: Sentence about the concession of the land for the construction of the TMT to the IAC
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
Allande, Historia y Patrimonio bajo las estrellas Press release
The star formation rate evolution of low-mass galaxies as seen by OTELO Research news
Now available in open access some of the lectures of the latest educational adventure of the IAC Press release
A study offers new prospects for finding life outside the Earth Press release
The Perseids 2021: the most awaited meteor shower of the summer 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
Meeting of the Governing Committee of the Roque de los Muchachos Visitor Centre Photomontage
CHEOPS unexpectedly detects a unique exoplanet Press release
The IAC and the ULPGC renew their collaboration agreement on medical technology Press release
The DRAGO camera takes its first images of the Canaries from space Press release
The June solstice will be broadcast from Gran Canaria Press release
La Palma will host an international conference for the protection of the night sky Press release
International Prize for the Conservation of the Canary sky Photomontage
The Cabildo of La Palma, the IAC, and Starmus join forces to bring the Festival to La Palma in 2022
The seventh edition of the "Astronomy Education Adventure in the Canary Islands" pays tribute to the mythical series COSMOS 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
IACTEC: commited to technological training 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 European Solar Telescope will be installed on La Palma Press release
PETeR's new online courses for teachers Press release
The Ambassador of Portugal in Spain visits the IAC headquarters Photomontage
The natural brightness of the night sky Press release
The IAC and the ULL strengthen their research and teaching collaboration Photomontage
The IAC is participating in the DALI experiment, searching for the axion, proposed component of dark matter Press release
The Eta Aquariids 2021: echos of a meteor shower to study the Solar System Press release
The DRAGO camera takes its first images from space Press release
How to improve your scientific presentations General
A new super-Earth detected orbiting a red dwarf star Press release
Daniel Nóbrega Siverio, an IAC researcher, wins European Physical Society prize Press release
Astronomy and Landscape in the city of Caral, the oldest city in the Americas Press release
Agreement on the management of the Roque de los Muchachos Visitor Centre Press release
A titanic interstellar medium ejection from a massive starburst galaxy Research news
New light on baryonic matter and gravity on cosmic scales Press release
Efficient Bayesian inference of the evolving cosmic web from galaxy surveys Research news
Launch of Europe’s largest astronomy network Press release
El IAC y el CNRS firman un acuerdo para la creación del Laboratorio Franco-Español de Astrofísica de Canarias 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
El IAC reivindica la labor de sus trabajadoras en el Día Internacional de la Mujer 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
The Secretary of State for Global Spain visits the Teide Observatory Press release
The Gran Telescopio Canarias discovers the largest cluster of galaxies known in the early universe Press release
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
OMAIRA GONZÁLEZ MARTÍN: “The Canary Observatories have been essential in the advance of the study of nuclear activity in galaxies” Interview
“¿Qué querías ser cuando eras pequeña?” Press release
Post-common envelope binaries as the precursors of extremely red old stars Research news
11th February, on-line activities to encourage scientific careers for younger girls Press release
New edition of “Talk to them: Women in Astronomy” Press release
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
The Gran Telescopio Canarias observes Beethoven’s musical universe Press release
A challenge to models of star-formation truncation in massive galaxies Press release
Quadrantids 2021: our best wishes for the start of a new year Press release
2021 Astronomical Calendars Press release
The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn: astronomical event of the year Photomontage
MUTANT, the tool in PROMISSE to characterize biological tissues at different depths Press release
An eclipse, a superconjunction, and the last meteor shower of the year: Geminids 2020 Press release
The Walk of the Stars of Science is inaugurated in La Palma Press release
New techniques are developed for producing synthetic catalogues of galaxies Press release
Agreement with D-Orbit to integrate DRAGO in the ION satellite Press release
The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory serves as an inspiration to the world tourism summit which is being held on La Palma Photomontage
A mechanism for removing dark matter from galaxies has been found 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
Astrophysical Technology for early detection of diabetic foot neuropathy Press release
The IAC renews its WiFi network platform Press release
The La Palma World Biosphere Reserve and the IAC work out a protocol to monitor and prevent invading species Press release
Aena and the IAC collaborate in the renewal of the lighting of the Tenerife South Airport Press release
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
The Gran Telescopio Canarias finds the farthest black hole that belongs to a rare family of galaxies Press release
Discovery of a young forming planet around the nearby star AU Mic Research news
The IAC renews the data network of the Canary Observatories  Press release
IACTEC develops a system which can analyze subcutaneous tissues for early detection of illnesses 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
DRAGO passes its tests for launch into space Press release
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
World experts prepare the first report for the United Nations on regulation of light pollution and mitigating the impact of satellite constellations 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
In defence of Optical Astronomy Press release
Dark and quiet skies for science and society Press release
The CHEOPS mission measures the properties of one of the hottest and most extreme extrasolar planets Press release
Astronomers find the first galaxy whose ultraviolet luminosity is comparable to that of a quasar Press release
Large scale dynamical differences between active and non-active galaxies in the local Universe Research news
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
Astronomy and Literature, together again in La Palma Press release
The autumnal equinox from the Dolmen of Valdecaballeros 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
25th anniversary of the discovery of the first brown dwarf Press release
The IAC is collaborating again with the Spanish-American Writers’ Festival in La Palma 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
Allande Stars: beyond the stars, closer to our culture Press release
Continuous infrared winds discovered during the eruption of a stellar mass black hole Press release
Obra de referencia en Exoplanetología Press release
Communiqué from the IAC about the recent fire in Garafía Press release
The phosphorus that came from the stars Research news
The Perseids 2020 Press release
Stars rich in phosphorus: seeds of life in the universe Press release
Communiqué from the IAC. Telescopes of the ASTRI project Press release
Differences between the discs of active and non-active galaxies detected for the first time Press release
The IAC's most international astronomical adventure comes to an end Press release
Pedro Duque attends the “official opening” of IACTEC and presides over the Governing Council of the IAC Press release
The IAC has its qualification as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence renewed Press release
Tidally trapped pulsations in a close binary star system Research news
The comet NEOWISE from the Canaries Press release
MAGIC telescopes test the quantum structure of space-time Press release
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 crucial test for astronomical spectrograph calibration with frequency combs Research news
A planet in the process of formation found round the nearby young star AU Mic Press release
The LST-1 telescope on La Palma detects the Crab Pulsar at very high-energy Press release
The Head of the Department of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Government visits the IAC Press release
Research in the Canary Island observatories, main theme of the recent meeting of their International Scientific Committee Press release
The IAC is deeply saddened by the death of the young astrophysicist Rebeca Galera
The Agreement for the use of the IACTEC building has been signed Press release
The International Summer Course for teachers celebrates its sixth edition in 'online' format Press release
Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots Press release
The online training by PETeR reaches 180 teachers from all over Spain 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
TESS satellite dates an ancient collision with our galaxy Research news
Nightside condensation of iron in an ultrahot giant exoplanet Research news
El proyecto educativo "CosmoLAB" cumple dos años Press release
The astronomer Guido Münch, a great friend of the IAC, has died Press release
GUIDO MÜNCH: «En Marte pudo haber vida, de la que tal vez se podrían encontrar restos fósiles si buscásemos en el lugar apropiado” Interview
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 IAC is designing and making material for protection against COVID-19 Press release
Lyrids 2020: wishes through the window Press release
The CHEOPS mission, in which the IAC is participating, observes its first exoplanets Press release
Investigate the Universe with robotic telescopes: new training with the PETeR project
ESTE VIRUS LO PARAMOS UNIDOS 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
How to see April's Supermoon from home Press release
JOSÉ LULL: "The Egyptian astronomers used to observe from the terraces of the temples and palaces" Interview
Public version of PORTA, a novel 3D radiative transfer code Press release
Young stars found in the oldest and most massive galaxies in the Universe Research news
The IAC joins the cultural and educational initiatives to help confront Covid-19 with the campaign "#IACUniversoEnCasa" Press release
Arte y Ciencia I: La fórmula del lápiz Blog post
Scientists discover the first pulsating white dwarf in an eclipsing binary system Press release
The IAC presents the video of the POLMAG project 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
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the woman who discovered pulsars Blog post