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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is 60 years old. An opportunity to look back at the links that ULiège has with the largest European observatory.

A history rich in scientific and technological collaborations that has led to numerous discoveries in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

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Elsa Ducrot receives a "For Women in Science" award for her research on Trappist-1 and JWST

This prize is awarded by the L'Oréal Foundation to her for the research she conducted during her PhD on the Trappist-1 system at the Exotic Lab of the ULiège and on the JWST telescope during her post-doctorate at the CEA at Paris-Saclay.

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Une publication dans Astronomy & Astrophysics

SPECULOOS discovers a potentially habitable super-Earth

University of Liège researchers discover a new planetary system around a particularly small and cool star.

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The first image of the James Webb Telescope unveiled

This telescope has been designed to answer essential questions about the Universe and to make revolutionary discoveries in astronomy. The University of Liege and its researchers are involved in this ambitious scientific space mission.

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TRAPPIST-1 is five years old

Just five years ago, astronomers led by Michaël Gillon, researcher at the University of Liège revealed the discovery of one of the most fascinating exoplanetary systems ever observed.

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A publication in Nature

Unexpected discovery of heavy metal vapours in solar system's comets

Researchers at ULiège have demonstrated for the first time the presence of free iron and nickel atoms in the very cold atmospheres of comets.

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Scientific prize

The prestigious Francqui Prize 2021 awarded to Michaël Gillon for his revolutionary discoveries in astronomy

The prize is awarded for his pioneering research in exoplanetology and astrobiology, including the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanetary system.

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A publication in Planetary Science Journal

The seven rocky planets of TRAPPIST-1 seem to have very similar compositions

Precise measurements reveal that the exoplanets of the system discovered by ULiège researchers have remarkably similar densities, which provides new clues about their compositions.

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A publication in Nature Astronomy

SPECULOOS telescopes pinpoint a rare eclipsing binary brown dwarf

This rare discovery has been made by to the telescopes of SPECULOOS, a project initiated and led by the University of Liège.

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Laetitia Delrez, winner of the Paul and Marie Stroobant prize

The astrophysicist from ULiège is awarded this prize notably for the important role she played in the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.

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The Starlink project in the astronomers' sight

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.

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MIT, ULiège and IAC inaugurate the Artemis telescope

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.

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