Third day of work at ADASSXXVI Conference
On 25 September 2016, for the first time the light of a star observed from the UT4 telescope located at the European Southern Observatory ESO/VLT (Paranal) reached the Coudé Combined Laboratory where ESPRESSO spectrograph will be placed in 2017. This remarkable success has been obtained also with the important contribution of Italian researchers from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), in particular from of Trieste and Milan Observatories.
According to the current cosmological model, only one fourth of the Lithium observed in the Universe formed during the Big Bang era. The origin of the remaining three quarters has been a mistery until now. A recent work of an inernational team led by Paolo Molaro of our observatory proposes Novae as the production sites of the unexplained Lithium.
Euclid galaxy clusters will set powerful constraints on the evolution of the Universe. This is the result obtained by an international team that recently completed a study focused on the role of clusters to be discovered by Euclid. This is an approved satellite mission by the European Space Agency (ESA), scheduled for launch in 2020. The main aim of this mission is to explain the origin of the accelerated expansion of the Universe.