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Artistic rendering of the temperate exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 e which is possibly habitable. It represents the ultimate quest for the Disruptive Planets group led by Julien de Wit, namely the discovery of habitable and possibly inhabited worlds beyond the edge of the Solar System.
Picture of the Artemis telescope, first of the exoplanet survey SPECULOOS in the Northen hemisphere. Located in Tenerife (Spain), it was built by Julien de Wit's and Michael Gillon's groups.


Research work: MIT's next-gen planet-hunting telescope sans the night sky alone.

Paige Colley | EAPS News

The practicalities of operating a remote telescope are a challenging but a necessary step in the hunt for habitable exoplanets.

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Picture of the dome of the Artemis telescope aimed at finding small terrestrial exoplanets around ultra-cool dwarf stars like TRAPPIST-1.

Paige Colley | EAPS News

After a three-year hiatus, the landmark MIT Astronomy Field Camp held during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) is finally starting back up again.

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MIT Astronomy Field Camp to start again in 2023

Students looking at the night sky during an astronomy class as part of MIT's Astronomy Field Camp.
Picture of telescopes at the Teide Observatory in Tenerife (Spain) with a focus on Artemis one of the exoplanet-finding telescope part of the SPECULOOS survey.

Biases from Bulging Planets

Astrobites | Ben Cassese

The world is a complicated place, and all scientists are just storytellers trying their best to explain it with more and more accurate fables.

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