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Augusto Damineli Neto

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

bachelor's at Fisica from Universidade de São Paulo (1973), master's at Astronomy from Universidade de São Paulo (1976) and doctorate at Astronomy from Universidade de São Paulo (1988). Full professor at IAG-USP. Has experience in Astronomy, acting on the following subjects: massive stars, eta Carinae, hot stars, infrared photometry and spectroscopy. Author/co-author in 63 papers, 2647 citations (5 n> 100, 1 n>300) index H=28. personal webpage: . (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Alternative route 
More than an eclipse 
Más que un mero eclipse 
Más que un mero eclipse 
Journey to the stars 
Rumbo a las estrellas 
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Eta Carinae: more than an eclipse

Published in Augusto 03, 2012 - Pesquisa FAPESP. The brutal and periodic nature of the loss of brightness of the enigmatic giant star Eta Carinae, which every five years and a half stops shining for approximately 90 consecutive days in certain ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum, particularly in X-rays, may have finally been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists. The researcher Augusto Damineli and postdoctoral Mairan Teodoro, both from the University of São Paulo (USP), analyzed data recorded by five land telescopes located in South America during the last blackout of the star, which occurred between January and March 2009, and harvested evidence that this event would hide two separate but intertwined phenomena – not just one, as was believed.
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