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The european space agency's LISA spacecraft ‘smiles’ in preparation for launch

If LISA could smile it would probably have a cheerful one, much like Mona Lisa in the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting. The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA )Pathfinder mission is currently on track for a planned July 2015 launch. The spac [...]

Seeking candidates for a Predoctoral Training Contract

English Version <Spanish Version> <Catalan Version> The Gravitational Astronomy Group of the Institute of Space Sciences is seeking candidates for a predoctoral contract (up to 4 years)  associated with the research project of [...]

Selected: The Gravitational Universe. ESA decides on next Large Mission Concepts

<Catalan Version> <Spanish version> The Gravitational Universe will be one of the two science themes to be explored by ESA's next two Large (L-class) missions – this was decided today by ESA´s Science Programme Committ [...]

Article in 'esmateria.com' : Carlos F.Sopuerta talks about how Einstein's theory can be confirmed studing the neutron star PSR J0348+0432.

The web esmateria.com, in collaboration with Carlos Sopuerta, explain how the neutron start PSR J0348+0432,  with two times the Sun's mass (the biggest one in its category) is studied by John Antoniadis (Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastro [...]

Great news for eLISA!: ESA Call for white papers on the science of the future L2/L3 missions

Golden oportunity for eLISA as ESA has made a public call for white papers on the science of the future L2 and L3 missions.  Read more here: http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=51454 White papers should be submitted [...]

Article in 'esmateria.com' : Carlos F.Sopuerta talks about the newly found rapidly spinning supermassive black hole.

The web esmateria.com, in collaboration with Carlos Sopuerta, explains the article regarding  A rapidly spinning supermassive black hole at the centre of NGC 1365   Read the full post here

Article in 'esmateria.com' : Carlos F.Sopuerta talks about the detection of the youngest black hole in the galaxy.

The web esmateria.com, in collaboration with Carlos Sopuerta, explains the article  elaborated by  Laura A. Lopez, Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, Daniel Castro, Sarah Pearson  regarding  The galactic Supernova Remnant W49B Likely Origina [...]

Article in 'esmateria.com' : Carlos F.Sopuerta talks about the imminent detection of gravitational waves.

The web esmateria.com, in collaboration with Carlos Sopuerta, explains the article elaborated by  Sean Mc Williams, Jeremiah P. Ostriker and Frans Pretorius  regarding The imminent detection of gravitational waves from mass [...]