“The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons”

- Edwin Hubble –

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  • Illustration of the formation of a planet round a star similar to the Sun, with rocks and iron molecules, the basic components of planets, in the foreground. Credit: Tania Cunha (Planetário do Porto - Centro Ciência Viva & Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço).
    Rocky exoplanets and their host stars may have similar composition
  • Artist impression of a quasar
    Einstein’s Principle of Equivalence verified in quasars for the first time
  • Example of the book “In a certain place in the Universe….” Published by the IAC. Photo: Inés Bonet
    The IAC has published the book “In a certain place in the Universe….” with contributions from well-known writers, and proceeds to charity
  • Poster Dark & Quiet Skies
    The silent beauty of the night sky
  • Result of the field test made with the copy of DRAGO on September 22nd 2021 at 08.00 local time.
    The Cumbre Vieja volcano taken with the DRAGO camera from orbit
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    IAC Statement: Volcanic eruption in La Palma