Press Radio & TV

Has life been detected on Venus? Josep Manel Carrasco on Radio Sant Boi

Title
Venus
Type
Popularisation of Science
By
Date
Language
CA

The astronomer Josep Manuel Carrasco explains in the radio program La República Santboiana on Radio Sant Boi, the detection of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. The discovery, recently published in the journal Nature Astronomy, turned the world of astronomy upside down. But has life really been detected?


Carrasco also comments on the current state of the Gaia mission, what phase it is in, and confirms that December is the date of the publication of the third data package (known as DR3).

 


About the author

Josep Manel Carrasco is a researcher of the Gaia group at the ICCUB, where he works with the photometric and spectrometric calibration of the mission's data, evaluating the state of the satellite and creating the data catalog in the CU9 coordination unit. Creator of the Miralcel dissemination project, he is a regular collaborator of the La República Santboiana program on Radio Sant Boi. He recently published the book "Cosmos: A Quick Immersion" in Tibidabo Ediciones.

Related News & Activities

art_i_astronomia
Art and Astronomy: Interviewing Josep Manel Carrasco
Source
https://www.ivoox.com/art-i-astronomia-audios-mp3_rf_71190284_1.html
Language
CA

 

The ICCUB researcher talks about "Art and Astronomy" on the radio program La República Santboiana of Ràdio Sant Boi. 

 

The astronomer Josep Manel Carrasco talks about the representation of astronomy in art, especifically in paitings, throughout history in the radio program "La República Santboiana" of Ràdio Sant Boi.

 

First calibrated XP spectra
Source
Agència Espacial Europea (ESA)
Language
CA
Gaia has proven to be a powerful tool providing very precise astrometry and photometry in the first releases of the mission (see Gaia DR2 and Gaia DR1). The third release and beyond (find here the current release scenario planning) will include some calibrated spectrophotometric data.

Related Material