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Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical portrait of a distant world’s skies. While Webb and other space telescopes, including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, have previously revealed isolated ingredients of this heated planet’s atmosphere, the new readings provide a full menu of atoms, molecules, and even signs [...]

By | 2022-11-23T13:18:10+00:00 November 23rd, 2022|press release|Comments Off on Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before

European Research Council awards €636m in grants to emerging science talent across Europe

Four hundred eight researchers have won this year’s European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. The funding is worth in total €636 million and is part of the Horizon Europe programme. The grants will be invested in scientific projects spanning all disciplines of research from engineering to life sciences to humanities. The laureates of this grant competition proposed to [...]

By | 2022-11-22T14:00:48+00:00 November 22nd, 2022|press release|Comments Off on European Research Council awards €636m in grants to emerging science talent across Europe

To the Heart of 3C 273: International Team Observes Innermost Structure of a Quasar Jet

An international group of scientists including astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) and ALMA present new observations of the first quasar ever identified.  Its name is 3C273 and it is located at a distance of approx. 1.9 Billion light years  in the Virgo constellation. The new high-resolution radio images trace the [...]

By | 2022-11-22T13:37:37+00:00 November 22nd, 2022|announcement, press release|Comments Off on To the Heart of 3C 273: International Team Observes Innermost Structure of a Quasar Jet

ALMA Services Affected by Cyberattack

On October 29, the ALMA observatory in Chile suffered a cyberattack on its computer systems, forcing the suspension of astronomical observations and the public website. Also the email system is affected. Read more in the Joint ALMA Observatory statement.

By | 2022-11-04T14:23:45+00:00 November 4th, 2022|press release|Comments Off on ALMA Services Affected by Cyberattack

ICRI2022

Every two years since 2012 the International Conference for Research Infrastructures (ICRI) takes place. This  worldwide important event provides the opportunity for strategic discussions about international cooperation in research infrastructures (RIs). A variety of experts and stakeholders discuss challenges and emerging trends, highlighting the essential role of RI. The ICRI 2022 (October 19-21, 2022 in Brno/CZ) [...]

By | 2022-10-26T09:43:00+00:00 October 26th, 2022|press release|Comments Off on ICRI2022

ERIS 2022

The 9th European Radio Interferometry School (ERIS 2022), funded by the ORP Project and hosted by JIVE and ASTRON took place between 19 - 23 September 2022. It was attended by over 70 participants and provided a week of lectures and tutorials on how to achieve scientific results from radio interferometry. More information here. Image: [...]

By | 2022-10-24T09:41:10+00:00 October 24th, 2022|press release|Comments Off on ERIS 2022

ALMA Science Archive School

The ALMA Science Archive School was held on 5-7 October 2022 at the CNR Research Campus in Bologna, Italy - organised by the European ALMA Regional Centre Network and sponsored by ORP. The school aimed to present an overview of the ALMA Science Archive, of the most advanced tools to exploit the archive content for [...]

By | 2022-10-24T09:30:31+00:00 October 24th, 2022|press release|Comments Off on ALMA Science Archive School

ALMA: Astronomers detect hot gas bubble swirling around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have spotted signs of a ‘hot spot’ orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. The finding helps us better understand the enigmatic and dynamic environment of our supermassive black hole. Read the ESO article here. Image: © EHT Collaboration, ESO/M. Kornmesser (Acknowledgment: [...]

By | 2022-09-22T13:09:36+00:00 September 22nd, 2022|press release|Comments Off on ALMA: Astronomers detect hot gas bubble swirling around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

James Webb Space Telescope: Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in Decades

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope published its first image of Neptune. Webb captured the clearest view of this peculiar planet’s rings in more than 30 years and its cameras are also revealing the ice giant in a whole new light. Most striking about Webb’s new image is the crisp view of the planet’s dynamic [...]

By | 2022-09-21T14:10:33+00:00 September 21st, 2022|press release|Comments Off on James Webb Space Telescope: Image Captures Clearest View of Neptune’s Rings in Decades

Commission announces top experts to advise on EU Missions

On September 6, 2022, the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel announced the names of the experts who have been selected to be the new Chairs and members of the Mission Boards of the five EU Missions. Their mandate will run from 2022 to 2025. A first Mission Boards introduction will take place [...]

By | 2022-09-15T12:03:39+00:00 September 15th, 2022|announcement, press release|Comments Off on Commission announces top experts to advise on EU Missions