Astronomers have detected gaseous iron and nickel in comet atmospheres, including one comet from outside our planetary system. Among the discoverers are two scientists from the Jagiellonian University. The results are reported by Nature and the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Preparations are underway for the space mission FLEX that will track the condition of the plant cover on Earth and assess the condition of crops and the natural environment. Tight and vibration-resistant containers for transporting scientific instruments necessary for the mission are being developed by specialists from SENER Polska.
An international team of astronomers including Polish researchers has published the most accurate map of the universe to date in the low radio frequency range. The new sky survey enables scientists to study tens of thousands of galaxies, all the way to the far reaches of the Universe. The LOFAR telescope (a trans-European network of radio antennas, three of which are located in Poland) was used for observation.