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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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The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946)

NGC 6946 is a face-on spiral galaxy with a small bright nucleus in the constellations of Cygnus and seen behind the many stars of the Milky Way.

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Festival d'Astronomie de Marrakech

La 18ème édition du festival d'astronomie s'est tenu du 12 au 15 octobre à Marrakech et avait pour thème "La vie ailleurs dans l'Univers".

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Honorary citizens City of Liège

Michael Gillon and Emmanuel Jehin, members of the TRAPPIST team of the Liège University, have been made by the Liège's mayor Honorary citizens.

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Smallest-ever "normal" star discovered by astronomers

A star about the size of Saturn – the smallest ever measured for a "normal" star  – has been identified by an international team of astronomers with the help, among others, of the TRAPPIST-South telescope in Chile.

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The unique architecture of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system

New observations made with the Kepler space telescope reveal the dynamic and fascinating architecture of the TRAPPIST-1 system, thanks to the precise study of TRAPPIST-1h, the outermost planet of the system.

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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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Michaël Gillon in the 100 TIME list

Michaël Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liège, nominated in the 100 TIME list, the list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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TRAPPIST-1 and SPECULOOS : Liège searching for life eslewhere in the Universe

A conference with Michaël Gillon, Emmanuel Jehin and Julien de Wit, co-discoverers of the Trappist-1 exoplanetary system.

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Visit of the Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United States

Following the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets , Mr. Matthew LUSSENHOP, Chargé d'Affaires of the United States Embassy, expressed the desire for a meeting with the team at the The origin of the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 planets.

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