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Comet NEOWISE at its closest distance to Earth

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is currently visible naked eye in the Northern hemisphere and passing at its closest distance to the Earth

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World Asteroid Day

This 30 June 2020 from 10:00 pm, discover the asteroids of our solar system with astronomers and members of the TRAPPIST team of ULiège

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The big asteroid 1998 OR2 passes close to Earth

The TRAPPIST-Nord robotic telescope has been monitoring the Near Earth Asteroid 1998 OR2 since the beginning of March.

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A publication in Nature Astronomy

Large amounts of carbon monoxide in the nucleus of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov

Using the radio telescopes of the ALMA observatory and the TRAPPIST-South telescope, researchers were able to observe the chemical compounds of the comet discovered in 2019.

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First asteroid discovery by TRAPPIST

It came as a Christmas gift ! The Minor Planet Center (MPC) has officially attributed its first asteroid to TRAPPIST !

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Hygiea, the smallest dwarf planet in the Solar System

Observations using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and ULiege's two TRAPPIST telescopes revealed the true shape of this planet, previously considered an asteroid.

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Conference

TRAPPIST-1 Conference (11-14 June 2019)

Towards the comparative study of temperate terrestrial worlds

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Spring on Pluto: an analysis over 30 years

A survey over 30 years of stellar occultations by Pluto has allowed astronomers to study the structure and behaviour of the atmopshere of Pluto with unique details. The TRAPPIST team has contributed on several occasions with successful occultations from both Chilean and Moroccan sites.

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Master students in mission to Morocco

25 students from the Masters in Space Sciences from the Liège University and Cadi Ayyad University from Marrakech spent a week under the starry skies of the Oukaimeden Observatory to learn the life of an astronomer.

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Gault: A Main-Belt Asteroid with tails !

In January 2019, it was found that Gault had some cometary activity, and that it had multiple tails. The second tail was spotted by TRAPPIST team who has undergone a monitoring of several weeks and published a paper describing this unusual object.

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NASA Group Achievement Award

The TRAPPIST-1 science team received a NASA award for the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 in 2017

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Comet 46P/Wirtanen approaching Earth

46P/Wirtanen is a small short-period comet with a current orbital period of 5.4 years. It was the original target for close investigation by the ESA Rosetta spacecraft.

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