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DART and ASI’s LICIACube at Didymos System
Researcher Toni Santana-Ros collaborates with the DART mission to deflect an asteroid from its orbit
Source
NASA
Language
CA

Bits of interplanetary dust and rock hit Earth all the time. Most of these are harmless and burn up in our planet’s atmosphere. Occasionally, some bigger objects make it through, causing local damage or, in extreme cases, massive devastation. But with the right technology and knowledge of asteroids’ orbits, scientists can anticipate and prevent an impact by defecting an asteroid just enough to avoid a collision.

XVI Fira d'Empreses
The ICCUB will attend the 2022 XVI UB Trade Fair
Language
CA

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences will attend the XVI UB Trade Fair next Wednesday, May 4th, among one hundred other companies. The philosophy of this event is to foster knowledge transfer and lower the barrier between academia and industry to tackle the challenges of our society.

Earendel, l'estrella més antiga
Earendel, the oldest star
Language
CA

ICCUB-IEEC’s researcher Josep Manel Carrasco participates in the Science Space of the radio programme “La República Santboiana” of ràdio Sant Boi last Wednesday, April 20. In the programme, the astronomer talks about the furthest and oldest star known to humankind: Earendel. Its light began its journey when the Universe was merely 900 million years old.

La investigadora Gemma Busquet (ICCUB-IEEC) amb els i les alumes de 1r de l'Escola Mas Maria de Cabrils
The Sun, the stars and the planets
Language
CA

The Sun is the star that illuminates our planetary System and that it is the source of life on our home planet as we know it. However, how has this celestial body come to be? How are other stars and planets formed?

Common Birds of Uncommon Talent: The World of Narcissus the Duck
"Common Birds of Uncommon Talent: The World of Narcissus the Duck", a must read!
Language
EN

Jayashree Balakrishna (HSSU) and Ruxandra Bondarescu (ICCUB), two world class scientists, and an 11-year-old have written the perfect educational book that everyone will enjoy.  Illustrations by the 11-year old make the book even more endearing.  This work combines science and poetry to open your eyes to the amazing world of everyday birds.