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The Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP) opened on the 1st January 2011.
IRAP is a new Mixed Research Unity (UMR 5277) of the CNRS and the University Paul Sabatier (PRES University of Toulouse) which results from the gathering of the old laboratories LATT, CESR, from part of the DTP and from a few researchers and teachers-researchers of the LMTG (about 300 people in total).
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One of the teams behind ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray mission has unveiled the latest edition of their 2XMM catalogue...
New images from ESA’s Planck mission reveal details of the structure of the coldest regions in our Galaxy. Filamentary clouds predominate, connecting the largest to the smallest scales in the Milky Way...
ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has revealed the chemical fingerprints of potential life-enabling organic molecules in the Orion Nebula, a nearby stellar nursery in our Milky Way galaxy. This detailed-spectrum, obtained with the Heterodyne Instrument for the Far Infrared (HIFI) - one of Herschel’s three innovative instruments - demonstrates the gold mine of information that Herschel-HIFI will provide on how organic molecules form in space...
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