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mŕxim LISA Pathfinder ready for launch, the ESA mission with an important contribution of ICE (IEEC-CSIC), 20 November 2015
The launch is scheduled for 5:30 a.m. the 2nd of December.
The ICE (IEEC-CSIC) will broadcast the event with deferred transmission and will organize activities throughout the day visits to laboratories and to the control room.
LISA Pathfinder will test in flight the concept of low-frequency gravitational wave detection: it will put two test masses in a near-perfect gravitational free-fall, and control and measure their motion with unprecedented accuracy

mŕxim Aging Star’s Weight Loss Secret Revealed, 15 November 2015
A team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured the most detailed images ever of the hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris. These observations show how the unexpectedly large size of the particles of dust surrounding the star enable it to lose an enormous amount of mass as it begins to die. This process, understood now for the first time, is necessary to prepare such gigantic stars to meet explosive demises as supernovae.

mŕxim A supermassive Black Hole in action, 16 November 2015
Scientists often use the combined power of multiple telescopes to reveal the secrets of the Universe – and this image is a prime example of when this technique is strikingly effective.

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