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Explosive coronal events and other plasma phenomena

Such studies, correlated as described in the previous paragraphs, are primary aimed at the understanding of the various physical processes that occur within the active regions, and that trigger instability and the eruption of magnetic structures from the solar atmosphere, with consequent release of energy and material into interplanetary space (flares and similar events, eruption of prominences, CMEs). Important information on the initial phases of CME propagation in the outer corona will be acquired in the future, both via the white light and UV coronograph, proposed and designed by an Italian group for the "payload" of the SOLAR ORBITER mission, whose definition phase should begin within the next three years, and with ESA's technological mission ASPIICS.

THESEUS: a new window on the early Universe and the multi-messenger transient sky

May 10, 2018

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”

May 10, 2018

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

Mar 22, 2018

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