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Jupiter’s polar auroras

At each of its orbits, the Juno probe amazes us with its images of Jupiter’s polar auroras, but also with its measurements of particles, magnetic field and electromagnetic waves that […]

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Juice: Latest preparations before launch!

IRAP organized from December 6 to 8, 2022 the Science Working Team meeting of the JUICE Mission for the European Space Agency. JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) is the first […]

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Does the Martian moon Phobos reflect protons from the solar wind?

In the Solar System, the surfaces of celestial bodies without atmosphere are directly bombarded by the solar wind protons emitted by our star. Through poorly understood mechanisms, the surface of […]

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Which transition for astronomy research? Lessons from the complete carbon footprint of an institute.

The great means of observation of our universe would be the main source of greenhouse gas emissions of scientific research in astronomy, according to a complete carbon balance carried out […]

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Two major meteorite impacts highlight the interior of Mars

By jointly studying seismic data and orbital observations linked to two major meteorite impacts from late 2021, the international teams of NASA’s InSight and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter missions are refining […]

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Michel Rieutord, astrophysicist at IRAP, laureate of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has just awarded this prestigious grant to Michel Rieutord, professor at the University Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier at the Institute for Research in Astrophysics […]

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Intense magnetic fields detected for the first time in the core of red giant stars

The magnetic field plays a central role in the life of a star. It influences its evolution through the internal mixing of chemical elements. However, because stellar matter is opaque, […]

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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 […]