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Solar variability

The measurements made from space by the HF/NIMBUS, ACRIM/SMM-UARS, VIRGO/SoHO radiometers, during the last three activity cycles, have shown that the total solar radiation varies in phase with the magnetic activity of the Sun. The study of phenomena that determine the variability of the Sun, and the acquisition of data useful for its study, are carried out by INAF, in collaboration with research groups at the Universities of Rome "Tor Vergata" and Calabria, and the INGV-Rome.

A “cosmic microscope” reveals the origin of galactic winds produced by supermassive black holes

Dec 17, 2020

A “cosmic microscope” reveals the origin of galactic winds produced by supermassive black holes By studying a sample of distant galaxies, whose light reaches us from a cosmic epoch when the Universe was just three billion years old, a team of researchers led by Giustina Vietri (INAF) has followed the winds blowing in “active” galaxies down to only a few light-years from the supermassive black holes that sit in the galactic cores

INAF joins the MeerKAT+ Project

Dec 17, 2020

INAF joins the MeerKAT+ Project The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft welcome the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica as partner on the MeerKAT extension project

A new class of Einstein crosses unveiled

Dec 13, 2020

A new class of Einstein crosses unveiled An international team of astronomers has found a new class of Einstein crosses, where massive elliptical galaxies produces multiple, cross-shaped images of far away galaxies called “blue nuggets”