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Disk, planet and star of the same system seen growing together
2020-11-25 12:20:00
A research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) revealed a planetary disk taking shape before its star has completed its formation
ESA formally adopts Ariel, the exoplanet explorer
2020-11-13 11:50:00
The European Space Agency (ESA) has formally adopted the mission Ariel into the program of future missions for implementation.
NewSpace Strategy of Catalonia, a new step towards the democratization of space
2020-11-10 12:50:00
The Catalan Government has promoted the development and implementation of this initiative, which seeks that new private agents find commercial opportunities in the exploration and use of space.
New research on light flashes in the night sky may improve astronomical data
2020-11-09 15:25:00
A team that includes a researcher from Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) at Institute of Cosmos Science (ICC-UB) measured flashes of light, often mistaken for stars, reflecting off satellites and space trash in Earth's orbit
A technologically viable model for a Mars city, as imagined by a Catalan-led team
2020-10-19 12:00:00
A proposal for a city on planet Mars by a Catalan-led team was presented on Saturday, 17 October 2020, in the final of the Mars Society competition 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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Release of the 3rd catalog of Gaia, the mission to know the origin and evolution of our galaxy
2020-12-02 12:00:00
The Gaia satellite, one of the European Space Agency (ESA) missions, is revolutionizing astronomy, providing unprecedented clues about the origin and evolution of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
IEEC promotes Women4Space, a series of talks organised by UPC and Women In Aerospace Europe in Barcelona
2020-11-24 15:45:00
Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) is a project born more than 10 years ago with the main objective of promoting, empowering and giving visibility to the participation of women in the aerospace sector. This is done through diverse activities open to all publics.
IEEC participates in the Science Week 2020 in Catalonia
2020-11-17 14:30:00
Since last 14 November 2020 and until next 29th of this month, the 25th edition of the Science Week in Catalonia (Setmana de la Ciència - SC'20) is held.  
IEEC, partner of the hackathon Act in Space 2020 in the national edition organised by the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce
2020-11-11 15:15:00
On 13 and 14 November 2020, the Hackathon Act in Space 2020 will take place, an international innovation competition promoted by the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) and supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), the ESA Business Incubation Centre Barcelona network (ESA BIC Barcelona) and the ESA brokers, a network of institutions and technology transfer centres that offers support to the space industry through the identification and exploitation of new business opportunities.
Exploiting cooperative light scattering in dense atomic arrays
03/12/2020 - 00/00/0000
The researcher Mariona Moreno, from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB), will talk about  Exploiting cooperative light scattering in dense atomic arrays.
Colloquium-talk about Gaia-eDR3 data
03/12/2020 - 00/00/0000
At 12:00am next December 3, 2020, the third delivery of data from the Gaia mission will be made public, without a doubt another valuable milestone expected by the astronomical community and, very particularly, by our REG community.
Searching for motivation: new physics and the Hubble tension
03/12/2020 - 00/00/0000
The researcher Fabrizio Rompineve, from Tufts University, will talk about the new physics and the Hubble tension.
Dark Holograms and Gravitational Waves
02/12/2020 - 00/00/0000
The researcher Alessio Caddeo, from Universitá di Firenze, will talk about Dark Holograms and Gravitational Waves.
 
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
 
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Nüwa, the first city state on Mars | IEEC's researchers led the design of a city for a million people on Mars. This render shows the wall of the cliff where the city is built, the mesa with greenhouses and solar concentrators, and the valley with communal areas. | ABIBOO Studio & SONet
02/11/2020
The Janssen crater and the aloof Mare Australe of the Moon | This mare is on the limit of its visible face, being difficult to see from the Earth because of our satellite's oscillation movement. Image taken from the Montseny Observatory. | IEEC - Josep M. Trigo
05/10/2020
 
Two CubeSats nanosatellites in orbit | (Artist view) The FSSCat mission will study the polar ice and soil moisture and provide Earth observation images by using artificial intelligence. | UPC NanoSat Lab - IEEC
08/09/2020
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