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Harvest of scientific results for the Solar Orbiter mission

For a mission that has just entered its primary science phase, Solar Orbiter has already produced many remarkable results. Published on December 14, 2021, a special issue of Astronomy and […]

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Green light for the latest developments of the PLATO mission

ESA’s PLATO mission has been given the green light to continue its development after a successful critical review on January 11, 2022. PLATO, or PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, […]

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Solar Orbiter publishes a wealth of science results from its cruise phase

For a mission yet to have entered its main science phase, Solar Orbiter has already generated a lot of great science. Today sees the publication of a wealth of results […]

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The enigma of the origin of the first earth crust finally solved

When and how the Earth’s first crust formed are questions that researchers have been asking for decades. Unfortunately, a handful of microscopic zircons are the only remnants of the Hadean […]

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A new superstructure of galaxies in formation, discovered in a cold luminous zone of the distant universe

An international team of astrophysicists involving scientists* from the University of Paris-Saclay, CNRS, the University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, Aix-Marseille University and the University Claude Bernard of Lyon […]

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COSI, the future gamma-ray space telescope selected by NASA

As part of its “Explorers” program, on October 18, 2021 NASA selected COSI (Compton Spectrometer & Imager) as the future space telescope, with a planned launch in 2025. COSI is […]

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A new success for the standard cosmological model

The joint analysis of the latest data from the Planck satellite and the properties of the very large catalogs of galaxies collected by the Sloan telescope support the model of […]

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Mars: first results from the Perseverance rover

The Perseverance rover has now confirmed the suitability of its landing site: Jezero crater really did contain a lake, into which a river flowed through a delta 3.6 billion years […]

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A new molecule detected in a proto-planetary disk

Understanding the composition of proto-planetary disks, which systematically accompany the formation of stars and are the cradles of planetary systems, remains a key step to elucidate the mechanisms of planet […]