Researchers at ULiège have demonstrated for the first time the presence of free iron and nickel atoms in the very cold atmospheres of comets.
The prize is awarded for his pioneering research in exoplanetology and astrobiology, including the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanetary system.
Precise measurements reveal that the exoplanets of the system discovered by ULiège researchers have remarkably similar densities, which provides new clues about their compositions.
This rare discovery has been made by to the telescopes of SPECULOOS, a project initiated and led by the University of Liège.
The astrophysicist from ULiège is awarded this prize notably for the important role she played in the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.
The data recovered by the satellite, whose door and baffle were designed at CSL, will be partially analyzed by researchers from the STAR and ASTROBIOLOGY research units.
These SpaceX satellites could damage astronomical data if they cross one of the areas of the sky observed by ground-based telescopes, such as those of the SPECULOOS project.
ULiège is proud to count these great scientists among its Doctor honoris causa and close collaborators.
With the help of the ULiège TRAPPIST-South telescope, the mission TESS led by NASA and MIT, has just laid eyes on a very interesting target.
Last arrived in the SPECULOOS constellation and located in the heart of the Teide Observatory, this new telescope will allow researchers to extend their hunt for habitable exoplanets to the northern hemisphere.
The first scientific conference totally dedicated to the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system was held at Liege from 11 to 14 June 2019.
The four new telescopes dedicated to the search for habitable planets around neighbor ultra-cool stars have been successfully installed at the ESO Paranal Observatory in Chile.