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Studying interstellar grains in laboratory through an electrostatic storage ring

Studying interstellar grains in laboratory through an electrostatic storage ring
IRAP and ILM Physicists developed an electrostatic storage ring in order to study in laboratory the properties of interstellar grains or large carbon molecules ...

Asteroid 2012 DA14 seen by the TAROT telescope

Asteroid 2012 DA14 seen by the TAROT telescope
This February 15, 2013, the asteroid 2012 DA14 touches the Earth. An astronomer IRAP follows its path through the telescope TAROT.

Formamide, a key molecule in the development of life, detected in the vicinity of a sun in formation

Formamide, a key molecule in the development of life, detected in the vicinity of a sun in formation
A team of researchers of the IPAG and the IRAP has announced the presence of formamide in the gas surrounding a star similar to our Sun.

Large carbon molecules travel in the interstellar medium

Large carbon molecules travel in the interstellar medium
A team of IRAP astronomers has demonstrated that in the vicinity of hot stars, the fullerene molecule, C60, is ionized in C60 +.
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