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All news previous to 2012, including press releases.

News from outside ING

The releases below were issued by other organisations, and they are about ING research (either made from data obtained using the ING telescopes or by ING astronomers), developments or public outreach.

  • "Astronomers observe two stars so close to each other that they will end up merging into a supermassive star", Press Release from the Valencian Universities Network for the Promotion of Research, Development and Innovation (RUVID), 05 December 2014. Spanish version.

  • "Observers find two stars so close together that they will end up by merging into one very massive star", IAC Press Release, 25 November 2014.

  • "219 million stars: a detailed catalogue of the visible Milky Way", RAS Press Release, 16th September 2014.

  • "3D map shows dusty structure of the Milky Way", NAM 2014 press release, 23 June 2014.

  • "Assessing Pluto from Afar Worldwide, Ground-based Astronomy Campaign Supports New Horizons". NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission Press Release, 6th June 2014. WHT involved.

  • "IAC Researchers explain the excess of Rubidium observed in dying stars". IAC Press Release, 10th April 2014. This result came from the use of WHT (UES) data.

  • "Cómo sobrevivir a una dieta inestable". IAC report, 18th February 2014.

  • "IAC astronomers discover 'The Music of the Galaxies'". IAC Press Release, 18th December 2013.

  • "IAC astrophysicists discover a 'relic' galaxy frozen in time". IAC Press Release, 9th December 2013.

  • "Una promesa de estrella... en el interior de una oruga". IAC Photo Release, 5th September 2013.

  • "Hubble Sees a Cosmic Caterpillar", INT data used.Hubblesite News Release STScI-2013-35, 29th August 2013.

  • "Florida Tech to Expand Global Network of Telescopes to Europe", FIT Press Release, 22nd August, 2013.

  • "Hubble Finds 'Smoking Gun' After Gamma-Ray Blast", STScI Press Release, 3rd August, 2013.

  • "El asteroide que quería ser cometa", IAC Press Release, 26th July, 2013.

  • "Descubren cómo se formaron las galaxias 'muertas' del universo temprano", IAC Press Release, 22nd May, 2013.

  • "Una enorme factoría de estrellas del universo primitivo desafía las teorías sobre la formación de galaxias", IAC Press Release, 18th April, 2013.

  • "Investigadores del IAC descubren la misteriosa estructura de un agujero negro situado de canto", IAC Press Release, 28th February, 2013.

  • "Fuegos arificiales de una estrella en 3D", SINC press release, 23rd January 2013. Same press release in English on AlphaGalileo: "The 3D fireworks of a star".

  • "New ESO observations reveal most powerful quasar outflow ever found", ING astronomer Chris Benn involved. ESO press release, 28th November 2012.

  • "El eslabón perdido en la evolución de las estrellas hipergigantes", IAC press release, 19th November, 2012.

  • "Hypergiant star turns out to be 'missing link' after 30 years", SRON press release, 1st November 2012.

  • "Astronomía para todos en el programa de actividades del IAC para la Semana de la Ciencia", ING participates with a public talk. IAC press release, 9th November, 2012.

  • "Cause of Supernova SN 1006 Revealed", ING astronomer Javier Méndez involved. Universitat de Barcelona press release, 27th September 2012.

  • "ESA observatory breaks world quantum teleportation record", ESA press release, 6th September 2012.

  • "Descubren un cúmulo estelar masivo cercano a la Tierra", IAC press release, 7th May, 2012.

  • "Four white dwarf stars caught in the act of consuming ‘earth-like’ exoplanets", RAS press release, 3rd May 2012. Available formats: HTML | TXT.

  • "STFC funding paves the way for UK leadership in E-ELT instrumentation", STFC Press Release, 30th September 2011.

  • "Un investigador del IAC halla los grupos de galaxias compactos más lejanos jamás detectados", IAC Press Release, 12th August 2011.

  • "3D Coming to a galaxy near you", University of Toronto Press Release, 21st June, 2011.

  • "The ATLAS3D Project: Replacing the Handle of Hubble's Tuning Fork", ASTRON press release, 20th June 2011.

  • "School students help astronomers study mysterious X-ray source", RAS press release, 20th April, 2011.

  • "Descubren un agujero negro de más de cinco veces la masa del Sol", IAC press release, 23rd March, 2011.

  • A Powerful Innovative Adaptive-Optics Technology To Survey the Early Universe", Paris Observatory and CNRS Press Release, 17 December 2010. Available formats: TXT (local copy) | HTML (in French).

  • "Los astrofísicos explican ciencia a sus abuelas”, IAC press release, 5th July, 2010. Available formats: HTML.

  • "Super-complex organic molecules found in interstellar space", RAS press release, 21st June, 2010. Available formats: HTML | TXT.

  • "Desde el próximo 1 de junio y durante todo el verano el Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos abre su periodo de visitas", IAC press release, 27th May, 2010. Available formats: HTML.

  • "Descubren los hidrocarburos más complejos que se han detectado en el espacio interestelar", IAC press release, 25th May, 2010. Available formats: HTML.

  • "Turning planetary theory upside down", NAM2010/RAS press release, 18th April, 2010. Available formats: HTML.

  • "Otro Júpiter en la Vía Láctea", IAC press release, 17th March 2010.

  • Charla "¡Mira Qué Luna!", IAC press release, 3rd December 2009.

  • Inauguración de la exposición "¡Mira Qué Luna!, IAC press release, 26th November 2009.

  • "New Director for the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes", STFC press release, 15th June 2009. Available formats: HTML | TXT (local).

  • "Las observaciones de los eclipses de Luna ayudan a encontrar nuevas Tierras", IAC press release, 10th June, 2009. Available formats: HTML | TXT (local).

  • "The Search for ET Just Got Easier", STFC press release, 10th June 2009. Available formats: HTML | TXT (local).

  • "HARPS-NEF to comb Kepler targets for new Earths", RAS press release (released during NAM 2009), 20th April 2009. Available formats: HTML | TXT (local).

  • "Around the world in 80 telescopes", STFC press release, 2nd April 2009. Available formats: HTML | TXT (local).

  • "UK astronomers observe asteroid before it crashes into Earth", STFC press release, 25th March 2009.

  • "Surprise Recovery of Meteorites Following Asteroid Impact", SETI press release, 25th March, 2009. Available formats: HTML | TXT.

  • "Visita a los telescopios con WALL·E", IAC press release, 23rd February, 2009. Available formats: HTML.

  • "Unexpected discovery could impact on future climate models", STFC press release, 10th February, 2009. Available formats: HTML | PDF (local copy).

  • "Astronomers Observe Heat From Hot Jupiter", JAC press release, 14th January, 2009.
  • "Westerbork Radio Telescope reveals the nature of Hanny's Voorwerp", ASTRON press release, 25 November 2008.

  • "Estallidos de formación de estrellas", IAC news release, 20th November, 2008.

  • "Descubren en el espacio interestelar moléculas clave para la formación de estructuras básicas de la vida", IAC Press Release, 19th September, 2008. Available formats: HTML.

  • "Cosmic Ghost Discovered by Volunteer Astronomer", from images taken with the INT. Yale University Press Release, 5th August, 2008. Available formats: HTML | PDF (local copy).

  • "La atmósfera ya no es el obstáculo", IAC press release, 18th July, 2008.

  • "Astronomers discover full glory of the Universe", Swinburne University of Technology Press Release, 15th May, 2008. Available versions: HTML | PDF (local copy).

  • "Astronomers find that Universe shines twice as bright", STFC press release, 15th May, 2008. Available versions: HTML | PDF (local copy).

  • "New Laser Technology Could Find First Earth-like Planets", CfA Press Release, 7th April 2008. Available formats: HTML | PDF (local copy).

  • "The (Super)WASP Factory Finds 10 New Planets in the Last 6 Months", NAM 2008 / RAS press news release, 2nd April, 2008. Available formats: HTML | TXT (local).

  • "Planet Finder Catches a Comet", NAM 2008 / RAS press news release, 28th March, 2008. Available formats: HTML | TXT (local).

  • Alrededor de dos soles, IAC press release, 19th March, 2008. Available versions: HTML.

  • Una Extraña Pareja en la Constelación del Escorpión, IAC press release, 30th January, 2008. Available versions: HTML | TXT local copy.

  • GHαFaS para escanear galaxias, IAC press release, 21st January, 2008. Available versions: HTML | PDF local copy.

  • Red sky at night: Largest digital survey of the Milky Way released, STFC press release, 10th December, 2007. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Detectado uno de los planetas extrasolares más calientes, IAC press release, 8th November, 2007. Available versions: HTML | PDF local copy.

  • Comet 17P/Holmes Observed with the Eyes of the Isaac Newton Telescope, ING web news release, 2nd November, 2007.

  • RIT Study Confirms Supermassive Black Holes Produce Powerful Galaxy-Shaping Winds, RIT press release, 31st October, 2007. Available versions: HTML | HTML local copy.

  • UK Astronomers Home in on Exploding Comet, STFC press release, 31st October, 2007. Available versions: HTML | HTML local copy.

  • Winnaar eerste Nederlandse Sterrenkunde Olympiade bekend, NOVA Press Release, 7th July, 2007.

  • Investigadores españoles confirman que la galaxia enana de Sagitario está cayendo sobre el disco de la Vía Láctea, en la vecindad solar, using the INT. IAC press release, 6th July, 2007.

  • Un lampo, poi la fine. Un bagliore nel cielo annuncia con due anni di anticipo l’esplosione di una Supernova, INAF press release, 14th June 2007.

  • Chronique d'une mort annoncée: une explosion d'étoile précédée d'un flash lumineux, IAP press release, 14th June 2007.

  • Une rare explosion d'étoile précédée d’un flash lumineux, CEA press release, 14th June R2007.

  • Coup de semonce pour un cataclysme, CEA/DSM/DAPNIA press release, 14th June 2007.

  • Double explosion heralds the death of a very massive star, STFC press release, 14th June, 2007. Available versions: HTML | TXT.

  • Spitzer Nets Thousands of Galaxies in a Giant Cluster, Spitzer Space Telescope Press Release, 28th May 2007. Available formats: HTML | PDF (local copy).

  • Super-Detailed Image of Giant Stellar Nursery, RAS PN 07/26 (NAM 22), 18th April , 2007. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Dying Sun-Like Stars Leave Whilrpools in their Wake, RAS Press Release PN 07/14 (NAM10), 17th April 2007. Available formats: HTML | HTML (local copy).

  • Observing the Spin-Up of an Asteroid, ESO Press Release 11/07, 7 March 2007. Available formats: HTML.

  • When washed in sunlight, asteroids hit the spin cycle, Cornell researchers find, Press Release from Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, 7 March 2007. Available formats: HTML (local copy).

  • Ex-Chairperson of the ING Board Becomes Next Director General of ESO: Tim de Zeeuw to Become the Next Director General of ESO, ESO Press Release 03/07, 3rd January 2007. Available formats: HTML | HTML (local copy).

  • Metal Ring Round White Dwarf Solves Missing Planets Puzzle. Press Release of the University of Warwick, 22 December 2006. Available formats: HTML | HTML (local copy).

  • Ricas en Rubidio (Rubidium element detected in AGB stars using UES on the William Herschel Telescope). IAC Press Release, 9 November 2006. Available formats: HTML.

  • The Pleiades' lesser sisters. CAHA Press Release, 8 november 2006. Available formats: HTML | PDF (local copy).

  • Los Oscuros Secretos de las Pléyades. IAC Press Release, 8 november 2006. Available formats: HTML.

  • La Caza de Planetas Continúa, (based on SuperWASP observations). IAC Press Release, 26th September 2006. Available formats: HTML.

  • Wide-Eyed Telescope Finds Its First Transiting Planets Around Distant Stars (based on SuperWASP observations). RAS Press Release PN 06/36, 25th September 2006. Available formats: TXT (local copy) | HTML.

  • Presentado en la Asamblea de la Unión Astronómica Internacional el estudio “Millennium Galaxy Catalogue”. IAC Press Release, 30th August, 2006. Available formats: HTML.

  • Cosmic stocktake reveals what's left of big bang. Press Release from The Australia National University, 18th August, 2006. Available formats: HTML.

  • A Matter of Darkness. Press Release from St Andrews University, 18th August, 2006. Available formats: HTML.

  • Astron Maakt Laser Gestuurde Telescoop. ASTRON Press Release, 25th April, 2006. Available formats: HTML | Local HTML copy.

  • Slow Motion Mergers in Galaxy Clusters Provide Conditions to Transform Spirals to Smooth Disks. RAS Press Release, 5th April, 2006 (issued at NAM 2006). Available formats: HTML | TXT.

  • Identificado un Pariente muy Cercano de Plutón. IAC press release, 19 January, 2006. Available formats: HTML.

  • Utrechtse astronomen bouwen instrument om exoplaneten direct waar te nemen. University of Utrecht will build a high-accuracy polarimeter for direct explanetary detection at the WHT NOVA Press Release, 22 December. Available formats: TXT.

  • SWIRE: Piecing Together the Universe's History with Wide-Infrared Eyes, using data from Spitzer Space Telescope and the Isaac Newton Telescope. Spitzer Space Telescope Image Release, 27 October. Available formats: HTML | HTML local copy.

  • A SWIRE Picture is Worth Billions of Years, using data from Spitzer Space Telescope and the Isaac Newton Telescope. Spitzer Space Telescope Image Release, 27 October. Available formats: HTML | HTML local copy.

  • Secretos de la Vía Láctea . IAC Press Release, 28 September. Available formats: HTML.

  • New star survey sheds light on the evolution of galaxies using INT's WFC. Imperial College Press Release, 20 September. Available formats: HTML | HTML local copy.

  • Black Hole Blows Bubble Between the Stars. RAS Press Release, 10 August 2005. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Voracious Black Holes Hide Their Appetite in Dusty Galaxies. PPARC Press Release, 4 August 2005. Available formats: TXT | PDF | HTML.

  • Superwind Discovered Spreading Star Dust across the Universe. PPARC Press Release, 14 July 2005. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Los Observatorios del Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias seguirán la evolución del impacto de la nave Deep Impact en el núcleo del cometa 9P/Tempel 1. IAC Press Release, 28 June 2005. Available formats: HTML.

  • Astronomers Discover Mysterious New Star Clusters, using the INT WFC. RAS National Astronomy Meeting Press Release, 2 April 2005. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Seeing the invisible - first dark galaxy discovered?. PPARC Press Release, 23 February 2005. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Scholieren gaan waarnemen met Isaac Newton Telescoop. NOVA Press Release, 20 January 2005. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • ING astronomer observes Dying star creates sculpture of gas and dust. ESA Press Release, 9 September 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • ING astronomer observes Los últimos latidos de las estrellas. IAC Press Release, 7 September 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • La ministra de educación y ciencia visitará el Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC) y presidirá la reunión del consejo rector del Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). IAC Press Release, 23 July 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias names a new nebula “Príncipes de Asturias” (Spanish crown princes). The planetary nebula PNG 126.62 + 1.32 was observed using the WFC on the INT. IAC Press Release, 18 June 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • A Star is Born. LIRIS captures the impetuous birth of a star in the Orion constellation. IAC Press Release, 26 April 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • “SuperWASP” will detect thousands of extrasolar planets. IAC Press Release, 16 April 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • SuperWASP begins the search for thousands of new planets. PPARC Press Release, 16 April 2004. Available formats: HTML | TXT.

  • Inauguración del proyecto “SuperWASP”. IAC Press Release, 15 April 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • Andromeda Galaxy - Cannibal on our doorstep?. 2004 NAM Press Release, 31 March 2004. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • New Instruments give UK Astronomers Control of the Time Domain. RAS Press Release, 9 February 2004. Available formats: HTML.

  • Massive Old Star Reveals Secrets On Deathbed. PPARC Press Release, 26 January 2004. Available formats: HTML | TXT.

  • Viaje al Centro de las Galaxias. Un Científico del IAC confirma un mecanismo para "alimentar" a los agujeros negros de los centros galáticos. IAC Press Release, 9 December 2003. Available formats: HTML.

  • Los telescopios del Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos reciben unas 3.000 visitas en la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas del pasado 15 de agosto. IAC Press Release, 18 August 2003. Available formats: HTML.

  • Jornadas de Puertas Abiertas en el Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos. IAC Press Release, 28 July 2003. Available formats: HTML.

  • School Students set to Discover Exploding Stars in Distant Galaxies, using images from the Isaac Newton Telescope. NSO Press Release, 24 June 2003. Available formats: HTML | HTML (press release at NSO web site).

  • WASP prepares to search for a thousand new planets. PPARC Press Release, 28 May, 2003. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Congreso Internacional de Astrofísica en La Palma. IAC Press Release, 22 May, 2003. Available formats: HTML.

  • Acuerdo entre el Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias y el Grupo de Telescopios Isaac Newton. IAC Press Release, 6 May, 2003. Available formats: HTML.

  • Astronomers find "naked" galaxies, devoid of dark matter. NAM Press Release, 9 April, 2003. Available formats: TXT.

  • Stellar Census Detects More Red and Brown Dwarfs. NAM Press Release, 9 April, 2003. Available formats: TXT.

  • LIRIS: Lo que el ojo no ve. First light on LIRIS, a new infrared spectrograph and imager for the WHT. IAC Press Release, 21 February 2003. Available formats: HTML.

  • Ro Cassiopeiae: la estrella que anunció la entrada en el nuevo milenio con una espectacular explosión, discovery made from data obtained using UES on the WHT. IAC Press Release, 8 January 2003. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • ONE RING TO ENCOMPASS THEM ALL: A giant stellar structure surrounding the Milky Way, from INT WFC data. RAS Press Release, 6 January 2003. Available formats: TXT.

  • PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN AWARD FOR GAMMA-RAY BURST RESEARCH TEAM. ING telescopes have played a crucial role in this research. RAS Press Release, 11 December 2002. Available formats: TXT.

  • 100 Photographs in the Blink of an Eye. PPARC Press Release, 24 July 2002. Available formats: TXT | HTML.

  • Astronomers Ponder the Nature of an Ultracool Object in Orion, using INGRID on the WHT. Institute for Astronomy (University of Hawaii) Press Release 20 May 2002. Available formats: HTML.

  • Global Telescope to Observe Ringing Star. Armagh Observatory Press Release, 16 May 2002. Available formats: Text.

  • Cannibalistic Stars hold clue to Big Bang. PPARC Press Release 27/02, 13 May 2002. Available formats: Text | HTML (link at PPARC web site).

  • Flares Illuminate the Secret Life of a Quiescent Black Hole. RAS Press Release NAM9, 5 April 2002. Available formats: Text.

  • ESA's new camera will revolutionise the way astronomers observe the Universe. ESA Press Release, 10 January. Available formats: HTML.

  • A New Connection Between Supermassive Black Holes and the Galaxies in which They Reside. IAC Press Release, 20 November 2001. Available formats: HTML.

  • Astronomers find our Galaxy's "sister" is a cannibal, from observations carried out using the Isaac Newton Telescope. AAO Press Release, 4 July, 2001. Available formats: TXT.

  • Discovery of a Black Hole in Milky Way's Halo from observations carried out using the William Herschel Telescope. IAC Press Release, 5 April, 2001.

  • Distant Galaxies are in the Red. Observations were carried out using the William Herschel and the Isaac Newton Telescope. RAS Press Release PN 01/23, 2 April, 2001. Local copy of the press release.

  • Studying Andromeda in the Dark. RAS Press Release PN 01/11 (NAM4), 29 March 2001.
  • Astronomers Using the Isaac Newton Telescope Find Evidence for Milky Way Galactic Cannibalism. IAC Press Release, 9 March, 2001.
  • ING astronomer zooms in on bar of NGC 2903 using the HST. HST Press Release, 27 February, 2001.
  • Observations of a Completely Dark Galaxy from the Isaac Newton Telescope Wide Field Survey help astronomers to predict that these galaxies may outnumber the normal galaxies. RAS Press Release PN 01/01, 4 January, 2001. Picture of UGC 10214 galaxy interacting with dark galaxy.
  • Birth of Lonely Giant Planets Observed by the Isaac Newton Telescope. IAC Press Release, 5 October, 2000. Local copy: HTML.
  • New Evidence that Galaxies Formed Early in the History of the Universe. IAU General Assembly Press Release, 5 August 2000.
  • Southampton astronomers find 10 billion billion billion megaton bomb. RAS Press Release 00/105, 20 July 2000. Press release at RAS.
  • Astronomers determine nearby blue supergiant stars masses (in Spanish), from observations carried out using the INT. IAC Press Release, 5 June 2000.
  • The Milky Way was Formed in a Record Short Time (in Spanish). This conclusion was reached after observing 52 globular clusters in our Galaxy using the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope and others. IAC Press Release, 15 March 2000.
  • Old white dwarf may hold the key to dark matter, the Institute of Astronomy (IoA), Cambridge reports. Distance measured using the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope and photometry was obtained using the William Herschel Telescope. 6 January 2000.
  • IAC researchers find young blue stars in a dwarf elliptical galaxy of the Local Group, thanks to observations carried out with the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope among other telescopes. IAC Press Release, 21 December 1999.

  • NEW PLANET FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM. PPARC Press Release, 16 December 1999. PDF | Gzipped Postscript.

  • First Scientific Results from the Fibre Optics Instrument INTEGRAL set up at the William Herschel Telescope (in Spanish). INTEGRAL was built by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in collaboration with the Royal Greenwich Observatory (RGO) and ING. IAC Press Release, 19 February 1999.

  • Durham Team Discover a Cosmic Flow of Galaxies across One Billion Light Years of the Universe, partly based on observations taken by the ING telescopes. University of Durham Press Release, 28 January 1999.

  • SUPERNOVA COSMOLOGY PROJECT A WINNER. Observations of distant supernovas using the ING telescopes and others around the world come to important cosmological conclusions, highlighted by the journal "Science" as the Breakthrough of the Year for 1998. RAS Press Release PN 98/29, 18 December 1998.

  • Leonid Meteor Shower Springs Early Surprise. Astronomers observing with CoCAM camera witnessed a very high activity of the Leonids Meteor Shower on 16-17 November. RAS Press Release PN 98/24, 18 November 1998.Alan Fitzsimmons (Queen's University Belfast) took some nice pictures. Background information about the Leonids can be found in this another RAS press release.

  • The less massive Brown Dwarf ever observed orbits around a star (in Spanish), discovered by IAC astronomers using the William Herschel telescope among others. IAC Press Release, 12 November 1998.

  • Director of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, La Palma. Joint Press Release from PPARC and NWO, 25 June 1998.

  • University of Wyoming Astronomers Identify Coldest Known Star, thanks to observations obtained with the William Herschel telescope and others. University of Wyoming Press Release, 23 April 1998.

  • UK astronomers find faint objects beyond Pluto, thanks to observations carried out with the Isaac Newton Telescope. Press Release PN 98/07 (NAM 4) of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), 27 March 1998.

  • Distant Exploding Stars Foretell Fate Of The Universe: It Will Expand Forever. Observations were carried out with the William Herschel and Isaac Newton Telescopes among others. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Press Release, 8 January 1998.



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