Welcome to CienciasPlanetarias

This is the web page about Spanish research in Planetary Science. Currently, nine groups are featuring: "Minor Bodies of the Solar System" at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) ; "Institute of Energy Technologies" at the Technical University of Catalonia and the "Planetary Sciences" group at University of Alicante, "Planetary Geodynamics" at The Complutense University, the "Planetary Sciences" at University of Basque Country, the "Solar System Group" at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, the "Meteorites, Minor Bodies and Planetary Science" at the Institute of Space Science (CSIC-IEEC) and "Meiga-Metnet" group at the National Institute for Aerospace and Technology & The Complutense Univertsity in Madrid, and "Meteoroids, Meteorites, and Minor Bodies" at University of Huelva. This new web site has the goal to promote the research produced by these groups. Moreover, we also try to promote cooperation between groups, institutions and researchers. In this space you will find information about research, latest publications, meetings and job offers. We encourage groups interested in showing up and join this web page to contact the webmaster.

IV Reunión sobre Ciencias Planetarias y Exploración del Sistema Solar-CPESS4

The meeting will take place on June 8, 9, and 10 in Alicante.
Important dates, how to submit your abstract, students grants etc, can be checked at Meeting Web

Latest Hightlights Articles

  • Darkening of Mercury.
    A team of scientists has a new explanation for the planet Mercury's dark, barely reflective surface. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, the researchers suggest that a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets has slowly painted Mercury black over billions of years. Scientific paper here. Full news (Spanish) aquí.

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    • Cursos de Astronomía y Astrofísica
      Coursera is a for-profit educational technology company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs). Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers some courses in astronomy and astrophysics. We distinguish some of them here:
      1. The science of Solar System (Caltech). Go
      2. Diversity of Exoplanets (Universté de Genève). Go
      3. Galaxies and Cosmologies (Caltech). Go

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