The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is an astrophysical research institute located in the Canary Islands. It was founded in 1975 at the University of La Laguna.


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The puzzle of the galaxy with no dark matter

A team of scientists, led by the researcher at the IAC and the University of La Laguna (ULL) Sebastién Comerón, has found that the galaxy NGC 1277 does not contain dark matter. This is the first time that a massive galaxy ...

Numerous blue supergiants observed in detail

Stars are the basic elements of construction of galaxies, and therefore of the observable universe. Among the different types of stars there are some whose mass is more than eight times the mass of the sun; these are termed ...

Molecular precursors to life discovered in the Perseus Cloud

Susan Iglesias-Groth, of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and Martina Marín-Dobrincicof the Polytechnic University of Cartagena have discovered the presence of numerous prebiotic molecules in the star formation ...

Algorithm simulates the intergalactic medium of the universe

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) led the development of a new numerical procedure to reproduce the intergalactic medium obtained from a cosmological simulation of 100,000 hours of computation using big data ...

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