This section includes scientific and technological news from the IAC and its Observatories, as well as press releases on scientific and technological results, astronomical events, educational projects, outreach activities and institutional events.

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Hydrogenated amorphous carbon grains as a carrier of unidentified IR bands in planetary nebulae Research news
The mystery of the fullerenes in space explained Press release
Astronomers find evidence that blue supergiant stars can be formed by the merger of two stars Press release
Astronomers confirm a new “Trojan” asteroid that shares an orbit with Mars Press release
La Caixa Foundation awards 5 research grants for doctoral and post-doctoral projects at the IAC Photomontage
The IAC hosts the meeting of the NEOMIR mission that will boost the early detection of asteroids. Photomontage
CARMENES exoplanet hunter scientific meeting Photomontage
First observations of the Canary Islands satellite ALISIO-1 from space Press release
LIOM, the IAC's technological laboratory for finding life beyond the Solar System Press release
The light pollution in Macaronesia is on the increase Photomontage
A novel code for exploring the magnetic field of the solar corona Photomontage
Scientific results with the QUIJOTE-MFI wide survey: The anomalous microwave emission in our Galaxy and M31 Research news
Astronomers discover that the first galaxies had very different shapes to today's galaxies Photomontage
Observers measure how Andromeda’s central black hole is fed Press release
Nube, the almost invisible galaxy which challenges the dark matter model Press release
The "Visiting Researchers" programme of the Occident Foundation strengthens the commitment to attract prestigious scientific personnel to the IAC Photomontage
A huge stream of stars is discovered in the Coma cluster Press release
The synchronized dance of a system of six planets is revealed Press release
Astronomers find the key for detecting the largest structures in the early universe Press release
On the magnetic nature of quiet-Sun chromospheric grains Research news
The JWST view of the barred galaxy population in the SMACS0723 galaxy cluster Research news
Discovered: the most distant barred spiral galaxy (until now) Press release
Euclid release its first images: the dazzling edge of darkness Press release
A conference celebrates 60 years in astrophysics by IAC researcher John Beckman Photomontage
William Herschel Telescope inaugurates its new WEAVE spectrograph Photomontage
A shared accretion instability for black holes and neutron stars Research news
Open clusters lose stars as they age, study finds Press release
Dating stars with magnetic activity Research news
The IAC organises the CLASP2.1 space mission scientific meeting Photomontage
How far does light pollution reach? Press release
The impact of deep learning for the analysis of galaxy surveys Research news
2023 DZ2 asteroid will not collide with Earth, study finds Photomontage
ESPRESSO and CARMENES discover two potentially habitable exo-Earths around a star near the Sun Research news
The densest “Neptune” ever observed Press release
Confronting fuzzy dark matter with the rotation curves of nearby dwarf irregular galaxies Research news
The relic galaxy NGC 1277 lacks dark matter Research news
First test of the Euclid telescope in space. Press release
The CSIC and the IAC take part in the creation of the Canary European Solar Telescope Foundation Press release
The puzzle of the galaxy with no dark matter Press release
The Euclid telescope takes off to explore the dark universe Press release
Temperature inhomogeneities cause the abundance discrepancy in H II regions Research news
Blue Supergiants observed in detail Press release
Massive pulsating star provides clues to calibrate stellar evolution models Press release
The effects of light pollution on astronomy are increasing Press release
Astronomers study the magnetic chaos of galaxies in the nearby Universe Press release
Nearly Two Million Objects to Study Dark Energy with DESI Press release
Evidence of water found in the atmosphere of an ultra-hot gas giant Press release
Astronomers find Earth-sized world potentially covered in volcanoes Press release
An old problem about the measurement of the chemical composition of the universe has been resolved Press release
The mystery of the runaway supermassive black hole, solved Press release
Astronomers discover tiny galaxy with extraordinary star formation in distant Universe Press release
Does the merger of two black holes emit light? The Subaru+GTC collaboration tries to answer this question Press release
Molecules precursors to life discovered in the Perseus Cloud Press release
Astronomers witness the birth of a cluster of galaxies from the early Universe Press release
Relativistic jets blowing bubbles in the central region of the Teacup Galaxy Research news
Discovery of relativistic jets blowing bubbles in the central region of the Teacup Galaxy Press release
Initiation of LIOM, the IAC Laboratory for Innovation in Optomechanics Press release
A near-pristine star found to be binary Press release
Astronomers find the origin of one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way Press release
The IAC sends to space its second instrument for Earth observation Press release
Hospital Universitario de Canarias and IAC make progress in the early detection of colon cancer with artificial intelligence Press release
ESPRESSO and CARMENES discover two potentially habitable exo-Earths around a star near the Sun Press release
James Webb Telescope reveals the possible origin of the mysterious shapes in the Southern Ring Nebula Press release
The James Webb telescope produces an unparalleled view of the ghostly light in galaxy clusters Press release
XXXIII Canary Islands Winter School - Overlaps at the Frontiers of Astrophysics, Cosmology and Particle Physics Press release
The European Space Agency and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias celebrate their silver anniversary in Tenerife Press release
Unravelling coronal bright points Research news
Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere Press release
James Webb telescope studies organic molecules near black holes Press release
New insights into the puzzle of strong CO absorptions in massive early-type galaxies Research news
Magnetic Fields in the Solar Atmosphere Press release
The first extensive catalogue of massive stars with low metallicity Press release
Rapid quasi-periodic oscillations in a relativistic jet Research news
The CLASP2.1 mission team receives a NASA award Press release
The possible detection of elusive intermediate mass black holes Press release
New source of lithium production found in the Universe Press release
A study shows that “water worlds” could be as common as Earths Press release
Preparing for the world’s biggest radio telescope Press release
An ancient brown dwarf in our cosmic neighbourhood Press release
About metallicity variations in the local Galactic interstellar medium Research news
A new planet hunter starts its work Press release
Proton acceleration in thermonuclear nova explosions revealed by gamma rays Research news
Gliese 486 b: a Rosetta stone for the study of exoplanets Press release
Two new rocky planets in the solar neighborhood Press release
Possible evidence of planet formation found in the Orion Nebula Press release
Una alianza macaronésica para reducir la contaminación lumínica Press release
The star cluster Westerlund 1: a nursery of giant stars within the shadows Press release
The synchronized dance of the Magellanic Clouds star formation history Research news
A new algorithm that simulates the intergalactic medium of the Universe in seconds is developed Press release
Dwarf galaxies: key laboratories for the study of dark matter Press release
Astronomers observe potential magnetic flip around a supermassive black hole Press release
Astronomers discover a “black widow” binary star system with the shortest orbital period known Press release
Astronomers discover a four-planet system with a peculiar migration process Press release
The cultural and sky landscape of the Way of Saint James Press release
Testing fundamental physics with ESPRESSO Research news
BBVA Foundation's president, Carlos Torres Vila, visits the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory Photomontage
Evidence of the impact of quasar driven outflows on recent star formation Research news
Caught in the act: the winds driven by supermassive black holes directly impact star formation Press release
An ultraviolet wind in a neutron star X-ray binary transient Research news
A novel black hole mass scaling relation Research news
A cold wind during the discovery outburst of a black hole Research news
Astronomers develop new method for taking the temperature of black holes Press release
Powerful warm winds discovered during a neutron star eruption Press release
The nature of an extreme B supergiant in Cygnus Research news
Astronomers find a black hole which rotates highly inclined to its orbit Press release
Astronomers find in the Milky Way an unusual blue supergiant star travelling at high velocity Press release
Supermassive black holes change the central regions of galaxies Press release
IAC scientists complete an unprecedented study of the masses of over 500 clusters of galaxies Press release
A sub-Earth confirmed in the planetary system of the closest star to the Sun Press release
SHARKS survey detects more than a million invisible sources in its first data release Press release
NORBERT LANGER: "There are still many uncertainties about the evolution of massive stars" Interview
A stellar stream remnant of a globular cluster below the metallicity floor Research news
The mystery of the brightest planetary nebulae Press release
MUSE reveals different gas components in planetary nebulae Research news
Astronomers discover first supernova explosion of a Wolf-Rayet star Press release
A primitive stellar structure helps us to unravel the earliest phases of the Milky Way Press release
Origin of stellar prolate rotation in a cosmologically simulated faint dwarf Research news
A dwarf irregular galaxy caught in transition Research news
Astronomers find Milky Way analogue galaxy in the early universe Press release
Astronomers confirm the existence of a cosmic supervoid that challenges our understanding of dark energy Press release
A dense ultra-short period sub-Earth planet transiting a nearby red dwarf star Research news
ESPRESSO puts the physical constants to the test Press release
The “last breaths” in the lives of galaxies Press release
Astronomers discover an ultra-light and super-fast sub-Earth orbiting a red dwarf Press release
Study reveals that giant planets could reach "maturity" much earlier than previously thought Press release
Solving the enigma of the brightest planetary nebulae Research news
Mapping the hidden magnetic field of the quiet Sun Research news
Astronomers discover ancient brown dwarf with lithium deposits intact Press release
Constraints on the dust extinction law of the Galaxy Research news
Discovery of pulsations in the nitrogen-rich PG1159 star PG 1144+005 Research news
Detection of TiO and Na in the atmosphere of the hot Jupiter HAT-P-65b Research news
Characterization of the host galaxy from gamma-ray blazars Research news
Testing the extreme acceleration mechanisms in the supermassive black holes neighborhood Research news
Magnetic turbulence hidden in the Whirlpool Galaxy Press release
Images from the Hubble Space Telescope and GRANTECAN help to show how the first galaxies were formed Press release
CLASP2.1: a new suborbital space mission for mapping the magnetic field of the solar chromosphere Press release
Rocky exoplanets and their host stars may have similar composition Press release
Are ultra-diffuse galaxies structurally similar to low-surface-brightness galaxies? Research news
Calibrating the Rossby number, a key parameter to study the magnetic activity of stars Research news
Solving the paradox of the enigmatic solar sodium D1 line polarization Research news
The Cumbre Vieja volcano taken with the DRAGO camera from orbit Press release
Testing Einstein's equivalence principle at early cosmological epochs with quasar observations Research news
New data obtained about the biggest and one of the most complete Einstein rings Press release
Measuring darkness in remote places Press release
Dust in the central parsecs of unobscured AGN provides more challenges to the torus Research news
Anatomy of the impact of a protostellar jet in the Orion Nebula Press release
IRSOL and IAC scientists solve a complex paradox in solar physics Press release
A nonlinear damping mechanism for waves in the solar corona Research news
The star formation rate evolution of low-mass galaxies as seen by OTELO Research news
A study offers new prospects for finding life outside the Earth Press release
Astronomers discover how to feed a black hole Press release
Black holes modulate star formation in neighboring galaxies Research news
Rotation found in three galaxies satellites of the Milky Way Press release
WEAVE is ready to start operating in La Palma Press release
A large tidal stream observed in the Sombrero galaxy Press release
The first light pollution laboratory in the Azores Press release
Satellite galaxies can carry on forming stars when they pass close to their parent galaxies Press release
CHEOPS unexpectedly detects a unique exoplanet Press release
A study shows the unexpected effect of black holes beyond their own galaxies Press release
The IAC passes successfully the pre-optical revision of the instrument HARMONI Press release
The origin of the first structures formed in galaxies like the Milky Way identified Press release
Astronomers discover a massive star cluster, of intermediate age, in the constellation Scutum Press release
Similar states of activity identified in supermassive and stellar mass black holes Press release
Does the Milky Way move like a spinning top? Press release
The natural brightness of the night sky Press release
The IAC is participating in the DALI experiment, searching for the axion, proposed component of dark matter Press release
A new super-Earth detected orbiting a red dwarf star Press release
A titanic interstellar medium ejection from a massive starburst galaxy Research news
Efficient Bayesian inference of the evolving cosmic web from galaxy surveys Research news
New light on baryonic matter and gravity on cosmic scales Press release
El IAC y el CNRS firman un acuerdo para la creación del Laboratorio Franco-Español de Astrofísica de Canarias Press release
Downflowing umbral flashes as evidence of standing waves in sunspot umbrae Research news
Ideas for future NASA missions searching for extraterrestrial civilizations Press release
A nearby transiting rocky exoplanet that is suitable for atmospheric investigation Research news
A super-Earth is discovered which can be used to test planetary atmosphere models Press release
Neural networks to distinguish real and simulated galaxies Research news
Mapping solar magnetic fields from the photosphere to the corona Research news
Big Data to model the evolution of the cosmic web Press release
The CLASP2 space experiment achieves an unprecedented map of the Sun’s magnetic field from the photosphere up to the base of the corona Press release
Astronomers test a method for investigating cosmic inflation Press release
Post-common envelope binaries as the precursors of extremely red old stars Research news
Collision of C-type Ryugu’s parent body with a rocky object Research news
Astronomers discover a surprising system of six exoplanets which orbit rhythmically Press release
Successful launch of DRAGO, IACTEC’s first infrared camera Press release
A challenge to models of star-formation truncation in massive galaxies Press release
An eclipse, a superconjunction, and the last meteor shower of the year: Geminids 2020 Press release
New techniques are developed for producing synthetic catalogues of galaxies Press release
A new stellar site for the formation of very heavy elements Research news
A Plague of Magnetic Spots Among the Hot Stars of Globular Clusters Research news
Colouring asteroid Bennu Research news
The Spanish Goverment increases the budget of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias by 9 million euros Press release
Solved: the mystery of how dark matter in galaxies is distributed Press release
Discovery of a young forming planet around the nearby star AU Mic Research news
The Gran Telescopio Canarias finds the farthest black hole that belongs to a rare family of galaxies Press release
Touching an asteroid and coming back: OSIRIS-REx and Bennu Press release
The role of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy in the evolution of our Galaxy Research news
Cosmic amorphous dust in the interstellar medium as a possible explanation for the Anomalous Microwave Emission Research news
The puzzle of the strange galaxy made of 99.99% dark matter is solved Press release
Nailing Bennu's colors to the mast: new findings on the origin of this primitive body Press release
New measurements of the solar spectrum verify Einstein’s theory of General Relativity Press release