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PERSEVERANCE ROVER READY TO TAKE OFF TOWARDS MARS

On Tuesday 30 June 2020, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the CNES, and Antoine Petit, President and CEO of the CNRS, together presented the challenges of NASA’s “Mars 2020” mission, […]

01.07.2020

One step closer into the heart of the X-IFU

A new video about the spectrometer X-IFU (X-ray Integral Field Unit) is now available. You will discover the heart of the instrument: its X-ray detection chain. The spectrometer X-IFU is […]

28.05.2020

France delivers the NISP infrared spectrophotometer for the European space mission Euclid

After more than 10 years of design, manufacturing and testing, the Near Infrared SpectroPhotometer (NISP) was delivered to ESA on Monday 19 May 2020. It will be installed at the […]

22.05.2020

Inequalities faced by women in access to permanent positions in astronomy in France

A recent national survey conducted by Olivier Berné and Alexia Hilaire of IRAP (Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse and CNRS) on behalf of the Société Française d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique (French […]

21.04.2020

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this “intermediate-mass” black hole dwells inside […]

03.04.2020

France on Mars aboard NASA’s Perseverance Rover

NASA’s next Mars rover has a new name: “Perseverance”. This name is reminiscent of its wheeled predecessors: Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity. Long live Perseverance, which will be launched this […]

16.03.2020

Multiple rings in protoplanetary disks: one planet to govern them all

Recent observations of protoplanetary disks, these planetary systems in formation, frequently reveal sequences of dark and bright rings. While these structures are often attributed to multiple planets, numerical simulations show […]

12.03.2020

France on Mars with MARS2020, the American rover

This summer, NASA will send a new laser-equipped rover to the surface of Mars. Unlike science fiction lasers, the laser on the Mars2020 rover is used to study the geology […]

10.03.2020

First year of the Insight Mars mission, surprising scientific results

A new understanding of Mars is emerging in light of the first year of NASA’s InSight mission. Results described in a set of six papers published today, five in Nature […]

25.02.2020

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