At a distance of about 160 light years, the stellar association TW Hydrae is a benchmark for the study of pre-main sequence stars and their protoplanetary disks. Pre-main sequence stars are a few million years old stars, still gravitationally contracting and not powered yet by the thermonuclear reactions. They are often surrounded by disks of dust and gas called “protoplanetary» Read more
Palermo Astronomical Observatory “Giuseppe S. Vaiana” is one of the research centres of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). It works together with Palermo University through the Department of Physics and Chemistry.
OAPa’s main characteristic is its specific vocation in the field of space astrophysics. The network of activities also involves several frontier research fields both at the national and international level.
Pulsations in the solar corona. The study: “Large-amplitude quasi-periodic pulsations as evidence of impulsive heating in hot transient loop systems detected in the EUV with SDO/AIA” of F. Reale (UNIPA/INAF-OAPA) recently appeared on ApJ
Solar corona is made of plasma at million degrees. The mechanism responsible for the heating of the corona, which is the outer part of the solar atmosphere, is still one of the unsolved problems of solar physics. For comparison, the plasma in the photosphere is on average at about 5600 degrees. It is widely accepted that the responsible for heating» Read more
An iron-rich atmosphere for the planet KELT-9b. The study: “The GAPS Programme with HARPS-N at TNG. XIX. Atmospheric Rossiter-McLaughlin effect and improved parameters of KELT-9b” of F. Borsa (INAF-OA di Brera) recently appeared on A&A
To date (October 2019), 4073 exoplanets have been confirmed, while 4495 are still candidates. The vast majority of these exoplanets have been discovered with two techniques: the analysis of transits (e.g.: measuring the decline of stellar luminosity during the passage of the planets in across the stellar disk) and radial velocity (by detecting, thanks to the Doppler effect and spectroscopic» Read more
Concorso pubblico, per titoli ed esami, riservato ai soggetti disabili, di un Collaboratore di Amministrazione, VII Livello
“Concorso pubblico, per titoli ed esami, riservato ai soggetti disabili, ai fini del reclutamento, con rapporto di lavoro a tempo indeterminato e regime di impegno» Read more