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05/02/2018

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

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.

02/05/2017

Emmanuel Jehin participated in the animations in the Corsica competition, which saw two high school classes win a week in Corsica at the Stareso Oceanographic Station of Liege University.

18/04/2017

On April 18th, the astronomers Michaël Gillon, Emmanuel Jehin et Julien de Wit talked about the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanteray system.

22/02/2017

ULg astronomers discovered seven telluric planets around the star TRAPPIST-1. “The TRAPPIST-1 system is the largest treasure of terrestrial planets ever detected around a single star.” This discovery, published this week in the journal Nature, revives the quest for life in the Universe.

02/02/2017

Laetitia Delrez used information gathered over a period of four years about discoveries and characterizations of hot Jupiters to complete her thesis. She uncovered a wealth of information about these gas giants that orbit very close to their star.

25/01/2017

The documentary "In Search of Lives in the Universe", broadcast on France 5 television presents - at the end - the discovery, thanks to the TRAPPIST telescopes, of the Trappist-1 planetary system.

14/11/2016

Si la météo le permet, n'hésitez pas à mettre le nez dehors cette nuit car la lune sera jusqu'à 14% plus grosse et 30% plus lumineuse. Un phénomène assez rare puisqu'il n'a plus été observé depuis 70 ans. Mais à quoi est-il d&ucric; ? Voici les explications.

07/11/2016

Un nouveau télescope de l'Université de Liège vient d'être inauguré dans l'Atlas marocain. à la base de ce projet? Le Spadois Emannuël Jehin et ses collègues. Docteur en astrophysique et chercheur, il est spécialiste des petits corps du système solaire, c'est-à-dire les comètes, astéroïdes ou météorites.

11/10/2016

Conference presented by Michael Gillon at 20h at Urania Astronomy Club (Antwerpen)