Rafael Garrido, an astrophysicist who faces Parkinson’s disease to search for other planets

Rafael Garrido

He decided that he would become an astrophysicist after watching the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Born in Baena, Cordoba, Rafael Garrido was the only Spanish researcher who participated in the COROT space mission, developed by the European Space Agency. He is currently part of PLATO, with which he continues his search for planets that […]

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Miguel Ángel López Valverde, Andalusian science to explore Mars


He remembers that he wanted to study the outer space when he was a boy. Miguel Ángel López Valverde is an expert on Mars’ high atmosphere. He coordinates the European project Upwards from the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics. Seven institutions from five different countries are part of this project. Miguel Ángel López Valverde has also […]

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