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Solar interior and solar dynamo

The study of solar acoustic modes over the last decades has allowed the interior ofour star to be reconstructed with extreme accuracy (stratification, internal rotation andcomposition), providing critical information on its evolution, composition, dynamics andactivity. The contribution from helioseismology has also been fundamental in the solution of the solar neutrino problem, providing an experimental confirmation of the Standard Solar Model. Italian astronomers have been involved in studies and observations of solar oscillations for many years, participating in the largest helioseismological experiments. The Italian helioseismology community is one of the 10 members of the "HELAS" network, the European Helio and Asteroseismology Network.

An INAF study provides new assumptions on oscillation in star layers

Mar 21, 2017

An INAF study provides new assumptions on oscillation in star layers A team of researchers led by Enrico Corsaro, fellow of the AstroFIt2 programme at INAF in Catania, has recently published a study in Nature Astronomy which shows the relationship between the orientation of the stellar-spin axis and the environment where they formed.

INAF researchers participate in the discovery of two Super Earths

Mar 21, 2017

INAF researchers participate in the discovery of two Super Earths Two massive rocky planets 21 light-years from us, the closest known among those transiting in front of their parent star, have been detected and studied thanks to TNG Galileo National Telescope observations.

Risparmio e vedo il cielo. INAF joins the “M’illumino di meno” campaign

Feb 26, 2017

Risparmio e vedo il cielo. INAF joins the “M’illumino di meno” campaign On 24 February, on the occasion of the Energy Saving Day 2017, the National Institute for Astrophysics – INAF has joined the M’illumino di Meno campaign launched by Radio Rai 2 show Caterpillar, now in its thirteenth year, which renews the invitation to turn off the lights in squares, private and public lightings across Italy.