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The MUSE instrument is complete!

The MUSE instrument is complete!

Based on the innovative concept of spectrograph of integral field, MUSE will observe galaxies in the early universe ...

Does dark energy come from quantum vacuum?

DEUS Simulation - Credit CNRS

French researchers, including IRAP Toulouse, offer a possible physical origin of dark energy: the gravitational action of the quantum vacuum in an extra dimension of space.

The TAROT telescope recorded the explosion of a star located at 13.4 billion of light years

The TAROT telescope recorded the explosion of a star located at 13.4 billion of light years

By acting as a lighthouse, this gamma-ray burst tells us about this early and partly unknown stage of the Universe ...

GOCE : A seismometer in orbit around the Earth

Propagation des ondes sismiques à la surface de la Terre sous l'orbite de GOCE (Modifié à partir ESA-AOES Medialab (2008))

Most people think that seismometers are ground-based instruments, but today earthquakes can also be detected by satellites. Researchers of the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP-OMP, UPS, CNRS) in collaboration with the CNES, the IPGP and the University of Delft, demonstrated it using data from the GOCE mission (Gravity and Ocean Circulation Explorer) of the Europea...

Highlighting the rapid and consistent particle acceleration radiation belts during magnetic storms

Highlighting the rapid and consistent particle acceleration radiation belts during magnetic storms

An international team made up of IRAP researchers has demonstrated the existence of an acceleration of electrons and protons of the radiation belts of the Earth by Ultra Low Frequency waves

The swan song of super-massive stars lasts several hours

The swan song of super-massive stars lasts several hours

An international team including IRAP researchers has recently discovered that very massive stars could explode following an original way.

What's left of martian atmosphere remains dynamic

The hole produced by Curiosity during the first drilling into a rock on Mars to collect a sample from inside the rock.
Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left stays quite active, recent findings from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity indicate.

Planck reveals an almost perfect universe

Carte de la température du rayonnement fossile sur tout le ciel réalisée par la collaboration Planck à partir des données recueillies par les instruments HFI et LFI du satellite. L’échelle de couleur est en millionièmes de degré : c’est l’écart par rapport à la température moyenne de -270.425 ℃ mesurée par le satellite COBE en 1992.  Crédits : ESA - collaboration Planck
Launched in 2009, Planck, a satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) dedicated to the study of the cosmic microwave book today the results of its first fifteen months of observations.

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.
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