The TRAPPIST-Nord robotic telescope has been monitoring the Near Earth Asteroid 1998 OR2 since the beginning of March.
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.
It came as a Christmas gift ! The Minor Planet Center (MPC) has officially attributed its first asteroid to TRAPPIST !
Observations using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and ULiege's two TRAPPIST telescopes revealed the true shape of this planet, previously considered an asteroid.
With the help of telescopes, including TRAPPIST-North from ULiège, the composition of the new comet of extrasolar origin is unveiled
Towards the comparative study of temperate terrestrial worlds
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.
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.
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.
The TRAPPIST-1 science team received a NASA award for the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 in 2017
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.