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TRAPPIST-North IAU Z53

TRAPPIST-North (TN) is now part of the world list of the International Astronomical Union observatories, as Z53 !

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A trio of Earth size planets at 40 light years

Liège astrophysicists have discovered three planets the size of the Earth around a small star located at 40 light years. These planets could have habitable conditions on their surfaces.

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The exoplanets orbiting the TRAPPIST-1 star deliver new secrets

A new study published in the journal Nature confirms the great interest of the planetary system recently discovered by an international team led by astronomers from the University of Liège using the TRAPPIST telescope.

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TRAPPIST-1b and c planets

The Hubble Space Telescope observed the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system to catch a rare event: a double transit

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First technical light of TRAPPIST-nord

We are very happy to show you one of the first image taken with TRAPPIST-North.

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Life elsewhere in the Universe? A new nearby planetary system could bring soon the answer...

With the ULg's robotic telescope TRAPPIST located in La Silla (Chile), three exoplanets similar to Earth have been detected.

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Installation TRAPPIST-North telescope !

L'installation d'un nouveau télescope TRAPPIST a commencé en mars à l'observatoire de l'Oukaimeden au Maroc.

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The Antennae Galaxies

The famous Antennae is a pair of spiral galaxies that are interacting and mingling their stars.

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Earth-sized rocky planet orbiting a nearby star

TRAPPIST has been part of the discovery of a new rocky planet three times closer to Earth than any previously discovered Earth-sized planet and in orbit of a M-dwarf star. M-dwarf stars.

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Halloween's 'Great Pumpkin' Asteroid

It is only a little bit scary but it's here in time for Halloween. A 400-metre-wide asteroid that scientists only spotted three weeks ago is going to shoot past Earth at 35 kilometres a second.

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Discovery of rings around an asteroid

Rings have been discovered by chance around the distant icy asteroid Chariklo which orbits between Saturn and Uranus. A discovery which makes Chariklo a unique object, and which opens up a new area in the study of small bodies in the solar system.

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Ison: the infamous comet

At the end of 2013, telescopes around the world were focused on Ison, a comet that should have been the comet of the decade. TRAPPIST, the telescope at the University of Liège, was among the best placed to observe this new visitor.

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