ALHAMBRA-gold data made public: the definitive catalogue to study the evolution of the universe

teaserThe first data sample from the cosmological project ALHAMBRA Survey has just been made public. This is the best available catalogue for the study of the evolution of the cosmos. This first data release, whose publication has been leaded by researchers from the Astrophysical Institute of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC), has been called ALHAMBRA-gold and it contains one hundred thousand galaxies, twenty thousand stars and one thousand possible active galaxy nuclei. The catalogue, developed at Calar Alto Observatory through observations performed with its Zeiss 3.5 m telescope, involves researchers from many other scientific institutions in Spain...

Read more...

 

A triple quasar discovered

teaserA physical system of three quasars has been discovered, the second of this kind. This finding, based on observations performed at Calar Alto and other observatories, provides clues about the merging processes that led to the formation of massive galaxies in the ancient universe…

Read more...

   

An extrasolar planet smaller than Mercury

teaserScientists belonging to the Center for Astrobiology (CAB/CSIC-INTA) and to Calar Alto Observatory, have taken part in the finding of the smallest exoplanet known to date. The object, smaller tan Mercury, was detected with Kepler space telescope and Calar Alto contributed with crucial data to confirm the finding. The results from this research are published in the February 20th 2013 issue of the international scientific journal Nature

Read more...

   

The CALIFA survey unveils the evolution of galaxies in space and time

teaser small

The CALIFA survey, devoted to the study of galaxies in the near universe, has deduced for the first time the complete history of stellar formation for each one of the different regions of a set of one hundred galaxies. The researchers of this project, whose observations are performed at Calar Alto, have found that massive galaxies grew faster than lighter ones and, also, their inner central regions developed much earlier…

Read more...

   

A “hot Jupiter” challenges planetary formation theories

teaserAn international scientific team has discovered an uncommon exoplanet that displays a too large radius in relation to its mass, what does not follow current theories on planet formation. This object, named WTS-1b, is considered a “hot Jupiter” due to its gaseous composition and its high temperature. Calar Alto has contributed to this finding…

Read more...

   

The massive cluster in front of the Orion Nebula

teaser smallThe Orion nebula is one of the great wonders of the night sky. It is the closest place in our Galaxy where new massive stars are being born. For this reason, it is also an important test bench for star formation models. Recent discoveries are showing an unexpected complexity in this cosmic area, and Calar Alto has played a role in these new findings…

Read more...

   

Page 8 of 20

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>