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A farewell to BepiColombo after the flyby with the Earth
The picture was taken by Liverpool Telescope on the Canary Island of La Palma when the spacecraft was more than 2 million kilometres far from our planet
Unexpected magnetic channels in a distant galaxy
An international team of astronomers has uncovered unusual structures and a probable magnetic connection between the two lobes of the radio galaxy ESO 137-006 using the MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The study, led by Mpati Ramatsoku, was published in the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal
We’re all astronauts on a public health mission: Ten tips for completing the quarantine successfully
Debora Penco, Occupational psychologist, workplace health and safety expert, deals with the theme of our life in the times of quarantine and others ideas and suggestions to manage problems and tensions connected to it.
Where's there's one, there's one hundred more
PSO J030947.49+271757.31 is the most distant Blazar observed to date. The light we see from it began its journey when the Universe was less than 1 billion years old, almost 13 billion years ago. The blazar was discovered by a team of researchers led by Silvia Belladitta, a PhD student at the University of Insubria, working for the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Milan
The New Year’s Day meteorite has been found
For the first time in Italy a meteorite is recovered through systematic monitoring, thanks to the PRISMA network, promoted and coordinated by INAF
ASTRI: a new pathfinder of the arrays of Cherenkov telescopes
On June 12nd 2019, in La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) Prof. Nichi D’Amico, President of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), and Prof. Rafael Rebolo Lopez, Director of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canaries, signed a Record of Understanding to enter a detailed negotiation on a technical and programmatic basis aimed to install and operate the ASTRI Mini-Array at the Observatorio del Teide
Important industrial contract assigned in the context of the ASTRI gamma-ray astronomy project
The National Institute for Astrophysics takes another important step towards the creation of the ASTRI range mini-array of telescopes, assigning to Hamamatsu Photonics Italia the tender for the realization of silicon sensors that will equip the cameras with images of the innovative double-mirror telescopes "Made in INAF", for an amount exceeding one million euros
Giant planets and comets battling in the circumstellar disk around HD 163296
In a study appearing today on The Astrophysical Journal, an INAF-lead team of researchers explored whether the anomalous features in the dust and gas distributions of HD 163296's disk revealed by ALMA's observations could arise from the interaction of the giant planets with a component of the disk previously unaccounted for: the planetesimals
Call for 9th Paolo Farinella Prize launched
The ninth Paolo Farinella Prize will be awarded to a young scientist with outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science concerning “The Trans-Neptunian Population”. The prize consists of a plate, a certificate and the amount of 1500 euro. Nominations must be sent by email not later than April 15
Vesta, tell us about the childhood of the Solar System
The Third WEAVE All-Hands Meeting
17-20 September 2018, Naples, Italy
Gruber 2018 prize awarded to Nazzareno Mandolesi and Planck telescope team
The general assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Vienna has recently awarded the Gruber Prize 2018 for Cosmology.
INAF reveals details about an elliptical galaxy
New clues about galaxy formation process come from the very detailed images of a group of elliptical galaxies studied by an international team of astronomers led by the National Institute of Astrophysics-INAF.
What is the shape of galaxy clusters?
The 3D shape of galaxy clusters is ellipsoidal, according to a study conducted by an international team of astronomers, recently published in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters
First detection of the simplest organic acid in the protoplanetary disk surrounding a Sun-like young star
Using ALMA, an international group of astronomers have reported the first detection of formic acid towards the TW Hydrae protoplanetary disk, located at only 190 light years from our Sun
The Governor-General of Australia visits INAF in Rome
His Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, and his wife, Lady Cosgrove, today visited the Headquarters of INAF, the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics
THESEUS: a new window on the early Universe and the multi-messenger transient sky
The European Space Agency announced the three space missions selected for ESA’s fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme. One of them is THESEUS, in which the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics plays a major role
The remote galaxy that is “dying out”
An impetuous outflow of ionized gas and carbon monoxide leaks from galaxy Xid2028, located at 9.6 billion light years from us, having a supermassive black hole in the centre. The discovery by INAF researchers.
K2-3: A system of three likely sub-Neptunes
A team led by astronomers from INAF presented a new study aimed at determining accurate masses for the three planets in orbit aroud the M-dwarf star K2-3
INAF hosts the preliminary round to set up the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory-ERIC
At Headquarters of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics INAF, the kick-off round of the multilateral negotiations to establish an ERIC organization to the manage the Cherenkov Telescope Array project as part of the EU’s ESFRI infrastructure roadmap had take place

A farewell to BepiColombo after the flyby with the Earth

Apr 17, 2020

A farewell to BepiColombo after the flyby with the Earth The picture was taken by Liverpool Telescope on the Canary Island of La Palma when the spacecraft was more than 2 million kilometres far from our planet

Unexpected magnetic channels in a distant galaxy

Apr 08, 2020

Unexpected magnetic channels in a distant galaxy An international team of astronomers has uncovered unusual structures and a probable magnetic connection between the two lobes of the radio galaxy ESO 137-006 using the MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The study, led by Mpati Ramatsoku, was published in the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal

We’re all astronauts on a public health mission: Ten tips for completing the quarantine successfully

Mar 27, 2020

We’re all astronauts on a public health mission: Ten tips for completing the quarantine successfully Debora Penco, Occupational psychologist, workplace health and safety expert, deals with the theme of our life in the times of quarantine and others ideas and suggestions to manage problems and tensions connected to it.