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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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TRAPPIST-1 is gradually emerging

Four new studies involving researchers from the STAR Research Institute shed a new light on the extraordinary planetary system discovered in February 2017.

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Io, Europa’s young brother is installed

The second telescope of the European program SPECULOOS, financed by the European Union and managed at ULiège, has just been installed at ESO in Chile.

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Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life

Michaël Gillon (University of Liège) and Amaury Triaud (University of Cambridge) talk about the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 and the fact that we need to expand our search for life beyond the solar system. An article published in aeon magazine.

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Europa First light !

First pictures of the first telescope of the SPECULOOS Observatory, installed successfully on the exceptional astronomical site of the Paranal Observatory (ESO) in Chile.

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SPECULOOS Southern Observatory

Astronomers of the SPECULOOS Liege team are currently at the European Southern Observatory of Paranal (Chile) to commission the first telescope of the project, which is funded by the European Research Council.

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