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A publication in Nature Astronomy

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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CN gas detected in the interstellar object 2I/Borisov

With the help of telescopes, including TRAPPIST-North from ULiège, the composition of the new comet of extrasolar origin is unveiled

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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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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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SPECULOOS South First light

The four new 1-m telescopes, big brothers of the TRAPPIST telescopes, and dedicated to the search of habitable planets around neighbor ultra-cool stars have been successfully installed at the ESO Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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The 2018 beSPACE Award for TRAPPIST Team

The beSPACE Award for Team of the Year 2018 went to the TRAPPIST team of ULiège for performing bold and innovative research that brings space science closer to the people.

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TRAPPIST-1 se révèle peu à peu

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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