Students and teachers of the Josep Lladonosa High School (Lleida) spent this past September 22 observing the sunset (19:55h) at the Seu Vella to show that, during the autumn equinox, it takes place exactly in the west (it is not usually the case, as they will show in a few months).
Armageddon, Don't Look Up… There are many science fiction films where humanity is threatened by the impact of a giant asteroid. Is there any truth to these stories? Should we be worried?
What is the risk of an asteroid hitting the Earth? The astronomer of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the UB, Josep Manel Carrasco, tells us about the DART mission and planetary defence on the local television program "Fet a Mida".
Ancient galaxies, atmospheres of exoplanets... What discoveries is the James Webb Space Telescope making that haven’t been observed before?
Francesca Figueras at the radio programme La Nit dels Ignorants: "The probability of receiving a sign of life is very low"
After many years of sending messages into outer space, have we received any response? What is the probability of receiving a signal or response from another planet?
Researcher Toni Santana-Ros collaborates with the DART mission to deflect an asteroid from its orbit
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.
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.
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.
Solar Orbiter’s latest images show the full Sun in unprecedented detail.
Today, Friday, March 4th, the Chinese mission Chang’e 5-T1 spaceship will impact on the surface of the Moon. Specifically, the collision will take place at 1:25:58 pm on the dark side of the Moon so it will not be observable from Earth.
ICCUB-IEEC’s researcher Josep Manel Carrasco gave an interview at the radio programme “La República Santboiana” (Ràdio Sant Boi) on February 2nd, where he discussed various astronomical news.