A MUSE for ESO’s Very Large Telescope
New instrument given send-off in Lyon and approved for shipping to Paranal
First detection of a plasmaspheric wind in the Earth's magnetosphere
This wind carries cold plasma from the plasmasphere to the outer magnetosphere ...
Feeding Galaxy Caught in Distant Searchlight
Astronomers using ESO’s VLT have spotted a distant galaxy hungrily snacking on nearby gas ...
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?
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
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
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
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