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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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Space mission

ULiège takes part in the CHEOPS mission

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.  

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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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Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, co-recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

ULiège is proud to count these great scientists among its Doctor honoris causa and close collaborators.

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A publication in Nature Astronomy

TOI-270 and its 3 worlds: an interesting new target in the study of exoplanets

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.

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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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TRAPPIST-1 2019

The first scientific conference totally dedicated to the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system was held at Liege  from 11 to 14 June 2019.

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The SPECULOOS South observatory on the hunt for habitable exoplanets

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.

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