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15 Mar 2019
The Bernese camera CaSSIS delivered new high-resolution, colour images of the surface of Mars. They show curious surface features, water-formed…
13 Mar 2019
Xavier Barcons is Director General of the European Southern Observatory ESO. Last week he travelled to Switzerland for the ESO…
13 Mar 2019
The NCCR PlanetS is now in its second four-year-long phase. 122 members and associates gathered at the end of January…
13 Mar 2019
After being able to measure the masses and the diameters of exoplanets, using the information to deduce what materials they…
13 Mar 2019
Emeline Bolmont has just been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Geneva, a position…
13 Mar 2019
To find out how planets form, astrophysicists run complicated and time consuming computer calculations. Members of the NCCR PlanetS in…

Collaborators of the month

Turbet Martin, Dr.

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

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…

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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HD 45364 is an extrasolar system located 107 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major (the Greater Dog). The central…

Collaborators of the month

Turbet Martin, Dr.

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

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…

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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