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Cosmic cartographers map the nearby Universe revealing the diversity of star-forming galaxies

Study reveals that the makeup and life cycle of star-forming clouds is dependent on location A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has completed the first […]

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Solar Orbiter: Rich in situ data collection

Launched a little over a year ago (February 10, 2020), the Solar Orbiter probe continues its journey towards the Sun, carrying on board a dozen instruments! It is currently at […]

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First burst detected by the ECLAIRs telescope

The coded mask, recently integrated on the ECLAIRs telescope, makes it possible to localise X-ray sources in the instrument’s field of view. This crucial feature for the detection of gamma-ray […]

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NASA’s Webb to Study How Massive Stars’ Blasts of Radiation Influence Their Environments

In a nearby stellar nursery called the Orion Nebula, young, massive stars are blasting far-ultraviolet light at the cloud of dust and gas from which they were born. This intense […]

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The neighborhood of the Sun

Close enough to be observed with precision, the stars near our Sun constitute a unique laboratory for our understanding of stellar physics and the galaxy. A research team of the […]

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First image of ECLAIRs

The ECLAIRs instrument has produced its first image. After years of development by the APC, CEA, IRAP and CNES teams, and after several months of integration during which the different […]

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Mars 2020 mission: the French Supercam instrument records the sound of the 4th Ingenuity flight!

On May 1, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover’s French-American instrument, SuperCam, recorded the sounds of the Ingenuity helicopter for the first time on Mars during its 4th flight over Jezero Crater. […]

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Are there anti-stars around us? Answer from the Fermi satellite

What if some of the antimatter that was thought to have disappeared was hiding around us in the form of anti-stars? Researchers from the Institute for Research in Astrophysics and […]

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Mars didn’t dry up in one go

The Perseverance rover has just landed on Mars. Meanwhile, its precursor Curiosity continues to explore the base of Mount Sharp (officially Aeolis Mons), a mountain several kilometres high at the […]