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SEIS instrument can both locate meteorite impacts and scan the interior of Mars

Launched by NASA in May 2018, the InSight mission aims to study the internal structure of the planet Mars. Its SEIS seismometer, for which ISAE-SUPAERO produced, under the supervision of […]

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James Webb Telescope: first images of the Orion Nebula

An international research team has just revealed the first images of the Orion Nebula, the richest and closest nursery of stars to the Solar System, captured by the James Webb […]

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Planet Mars: first geological surprises for the Perseverance rover in the Jezero crater

On February 21, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars in the Jezero crater. In October (1), the rover confirmed the interest of its landing site: the Jezero crater was […]

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“The James Webb Space Telescope images are extraordinary”

Today the American (NASA), European (ESA), and Canadian (CSA) space agencies released the first colour images and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Coordinator of one of […]

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The origin of the Betelgeuse stellar wind revealed by the first 3D images

Except for the lightest elements (H, He and Li), atoms are formed inside the stars, throughout its life, by nuclear reactions. But they need to escape. Among the most efficient […]

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Adoption of the Comet Interceptor space exploration mission

The Comet Interceptor space mission has just been adopted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be the next mission to explore the Solar System. Developed in collaboration with the […]

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Detection of cosmic fullerenes in the Almahata Sitta meteorite

In the framework of an international collaboration (1), a team from Toulouse (IRAP, UT3-CNRS-CNES) has just published the first unambiguous detection, in a meteorite, of buckminsterfullerene (C60) and other fullerenes […]

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SuperCam Scientists Honored by SAF

On May 21, 2022, Pernelle Bernardi (Observatoire de Paris – PSL) and Sylvestre Maurice (IRAP) are awarded, by the Astronomical Society of France, the International Astronautical Prize. “The International Astronautical […]

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The SF2A Young Researcher 2022 Prize is awarded to … Audrey Coutens

Press release of the SF2A Audrey Coutens is an assistant astronomer at IRAP since 2021, and she carries out her research on the interstellar medium and the formation sites of […]