Actualités scientifiques

First Light for PILOT

First Light for PILOT

Conclusive test for this instrument onboard a balloon ...

A MUSE for ESO’s Very Large Telescope

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

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

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!

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

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