November 14, 2014

Earth and Mars: Twins or Siblings?

The intensive exploration of Mars is yielding a large amount of data about its properties and its past. However, two great enigmas are yet to be […]
July 1, 2014

An astronomer called Cervantes

This article was originally published in Spanish  in the website of   Fundación madri+d. To access the original version, click here.The English translation was published in OpenMind, […]
May 11, 2012

The New Space Telescope as an example of Euro-American cooperation

Just arrived from London from a one-day meeting of the MIRI consortium, I cannot avoid looking back with pride at our achievements, in this longer than […]
May 1, 2012

Back to the Cosmos

At least, to “Cosmic Diaries”. First, thanks to Franck Marchis for all the hard work he has investing setting up the system again. And back to […]
July 6, 2011

Observing Saturn

Amazing experience! With my student Jorge Lillo, I have been observing Saturn with the 2.2m telescope and Astralux, a lucky imaging camara capable of delivering images […]
May 20, 2011

“Floating” planets: questions from a journalist

1/ Do you think these free floating planets, detected by micro-lensing very far away from us, are the same objects than those you observed years ago […]
February 24, 2011

Planet Formation in Action?

Amazing results from my friend Nuria Huélamo and her collaborators …. From the ESO website: “Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope an international team of astronomers has […]
January 9, 2011

A tour in Paranal, including an earthquake

Alien, as I said before. As a token, a couple of videos, with the landscape and the residence. The first time I visited, it looked like […]
January 8, 2011

Return to … Paranal

After ten years … again back to Paranal. One of the most amazing observatories in the world, if not the most alien. Mauna Kea in Hawaii […]