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Earth and Mars: Twins or Siblings?
Published 11/14/2014 in David Barrado Author dbarrado
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 explained: what caused this planet to be different from planet Earth? Is there or has there been any biological activity on the Red Planet? Particularly revealing is the comparative study of both planets. From a distance, the Earth and Mars show some striking differences. In the first case, the prevailing colors are white and blue, corresponding to clouds and the oceans, and the brown shades of the continents. Thus, the existence of water in its... read more ❯

An astronomer called Cervantes
Published 7/1/2014 in David Barrado Author dbarrado
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, an interdisciplinary platform with bilingual articles in Spanish and English by te Fundación BBVA. The English version is here. On the name of the satellites of Jupiter discovered by Galileo Miguel de Cervantes died in 1616 a pauper. He is buried in the convent Trinitarians nuns in Madrid, where there is a search now underway for his tomb. As well as his monumental work Don Quixote, which he himself considered the first modern novel, his extensive... read more ❯

A new cycle begins
Published 2/6/2009 in David Barrado Author dbarrado
February 6th ... in few hours the possibility of requesting observations with the Spitzer Space Telescope will end. Like my team, a lot of groups have been working very hard during the last day to be able to submit proposal which will evaluate by committees of other colleagues. The most interesting and exciting (well, not always) will be approved and will get time. Spitzer, although an important space observatory (it has produces some of the most beautiful images taken from the sky) is just another facility. From now on, essentially every other week, astronomers have deadlines in order to submit... read more ❯

The Spanish Astronomical Society and the newspaper "El Pais"
Published 1/17/2009 in David Barrado Author dbarrado
One of the leading newspapers in Spanish, "El Pais", has started to publish a special edition in its electronic version devoted to the International Year of Astronomy. There are several sections, from an image gallery, biographies, special reports and analysis, etc. This initiative has been carried out in collaboration with the Spanish Astronomical Society, a a large group of astronomers have taken part at different level. One of the most difficult section has been the glossary, since we have been asked to define different concepts using a limited amount of words, in a plain language. In few cases, the process has... read more ❯