Searching for the youngest planets

Conference held telematically on August 11, 2023, in the framework of the project “Encuentros de astronomía ciudadana 2023″ “TABAKALERA”, and organized by the Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea of Donostia (Spain).
From minute 44.

Have you ever thought about how planets form? What processes are involved in their formation from clouds of gas and dust? How can protoplanetary disks be observed? … Mayra Osorio, who has been doing research on star and planet formation with us at the IAA-CSIC since 2002, tells us all this and much more.

And if you haven’t thought about it, it doesn’t matter! Mayra explains it all in such an interesting way that you will want to listen to her.

By: Dr Mayra Osorio

The national committee of the IAU ExoWorlds 2022 competition selects the names "Al-Andalus" and "Al Hamra" as reserve names for exoplanets and their host stars

The proposal was led by Professor Antonio Quesada from the Instituto Zaidin Vergeles (Granada) together with his ESO students from that school and was supported by several researchers from the IAA.

Read the complete proposal and the video (in Spanish).

By: Dr Mayra Osorio

Naming Exowords
Granada Hoy 2022 Students from IES Zaidín Vergeles participate in an international astrophysics competition. By: Dr Mayra Osorio

Canal Sur Television 2022

A documentary (in Spanish) that reviews the discovery and properties of the SVS13 binary protoplanetary system.

By: Dr Guillem Anglada

El Colegio Nacional de México 2022

In this session, some examples of peculiar protoplanetary disks will be presented, in which it is investigated whether planet formation is possible. For example, indications of planet formation have been found in dwarf disks around very low-mass cool stars, in disks around very massive protostars, as well as in disks around double stars. Although it is not known exactly how planets form in these extreme conditions, it is believed that we are close to finding out.

By: Dr Mayra Osorio

The European Space Agency 2022

Planet formation under extreme conditions. Course for teachers of primary, secondary, high school and vocational training.

By: Dr Mayra Osorio

American Astronomical Society 2020

By: Dr Luis A. Zapata

Square Kilometre Array 2018

Interview (in Spanish) with Dr Guillem Anglada Pons, a researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC).

Guillem published, a few days ago, in the journal The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, a review article on the characteristics of radio jets emitted by young stars in formation and the need for a high angular resolution radio interferometer such as SKA to detect and study them in depth.

Credits: C. Carrasco-González
et al. (jet), J. M. Girart et al. (disk).