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INAF researcher and his team identified planet formation
A team of international researchers led by Davide Fedele, National Institute of Astrophysics in Florence, using ESO Alma (Atacama Large Millimeter-submillimeter Array) telescope, identified traces of two...
Publication date 04/18/2017
Source INAF
INFN researchers searching for antiprotons
The LHCb experiment, carried out at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, recreated in the laboratory cosmic collisions between protons and helium atoms at rest, representing a significant step towards...
Publication date 04/12/2017
Source INFN
ESA CryoSat data reveals Antarctica in 3d
Over 250 million measurements taken by CryoSat satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) over the last six years have been used to obtain the first 3D map of Antarctica, which offers a unique snapshot...
Publication date 04/11/2017
Source ESA, ASI
Fermi observes “traces” of flares from the far side of the Sun
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New important information on the phenomena that “enliven” the Sun – the source of light and energy to our planet – comes from a study conducted thanks to Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope...
Publication date 04/05/2017
Source Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
First INAF camera in Naples, hunting for falling stars
The PRISMA project (or Prima Rete Italiana per la Sorveglianza di Meteore e Atmosfera), coordinated by Daniele Gardiol of the Astrophysics Observatory of Turin, is an open project which involves both professionals...
Publication date 03/27/2017
Source INAF
Cassini: farewell to Saturn’s moon Mimas
After 13 years spent in orbit around Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft, a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), is executing a series of close flybys...
Publication date 03/24/2017
Source ASI, INAF
Rosetta Mission: dunes identified on Comet 67P
The collection of data of the Rosetta space mission by the European Space Agency, completed in September 2016 when the probe landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after 12 years of operations, is...
Publication date 03/17/2017
Source ASI