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18 Feb 2019
Earth’s solid surface and clement climate may be in part due to a massive star in the birth environment of…
19 Dec 2018
Researchers at the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge have discovered a new, exotic class of planets outside our solar system.…
13 Dec 2018
"But where did the hot Neptunes go?" This is the question astronomers have been asking for a long time, faced…
12 Dec 2018
While testing their new subsystem on the SPHERE planet-hunting instrument, a team lead by Hans Martin Schmid, professor of ETH…
27 Jan 2019
Researchers from UNIGE and members of the NCCR PlanetS have found helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, swollen like…
30 Nov 2018
Planets start out with a bang. During the last stage of planet formation, planetary embryos collide with other protoplanets, causing…

Collaborators of the month

Mishra Lokesh, Mr.

PhD Student
"It is, indeed, an incredible fact that what the human mind, at its deepest and most profound, perceives as beautiful…

Turbet Martin, Dr.

PostDoc
"A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the…

Riebe My, Dr.

PostDoc
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more,…

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Planetary-System of the Month

HD 40307 is an extrasolar multiplanetary system located 42 light-years away in the southern constellation Pictor (the Easel).   The central star is an orange dwarf (spectral…

Collaborators of the month

Mishra Lokesh, Mr.

PhD Student
"It is, indeed, an incredible fact that what the human mind, at its deepest and most profound, perceives as beautiful…

Turbet Martin, Dr.

PostDoc
"A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the…

Riebe My, Dr.

PostDoc
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more,…

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