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05 Jun 2020
METIS, the powerful imager and spectrograph for the European Southern Observatory’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), has passed its Preliminary Design…
03 Jun 2020
An international team of experts, including researchers from the NCCR PlanetS, has confirmed the existence of the Proxima b extrasolar planet…
03 Jun 2020
The "LIFE" mission, proposed by PlanetS researchers, could help answer questions about the habitability of our cosmic environment by employing…
03 Jun 2020
"Bennu" and "Ryugu" are two near-Earth asteroids with a diamond-like shape, the origin of which has long been a mystery.…
30 Apr 2020
A group of scientists led by the NCCR-PlanetS and the University of Geneva, investigated wind patterns of an exoplanet with…
24 Apr 2020
An international team of scientists, with participation of PlanetS and ETH Zurich, investigated the origin of water on Earth. Their…

Collaborators of the month

Drozhzhova Tatiana, Dr.

PostDoc
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Carl Sagan

Alei Eleonora, Dr.

PostDoc
We stand on a great threshold in the human history of space exploration. If life is prevalent in our neighborhood…

Unger Nicolas, Mr.

PhD student
"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan

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Planetary-System of the Month

HD 114762 is an extrasolar system located 126 ligh-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is made of…

Collaborators of the month

Drozhzhova Tatiana, Dr.

PostDoc
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Carl Sagan

Alei Eleonora, Dr.

PostDoc
We stand on a great threshold in the human history of space exploration. If life is prevalent in our neighborhood…

Unger Nicolas, Mr.

PhD student
"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan

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