2015

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October 21 2015

Disintegrating Asteroid is Raining Dust Onto a White Dwarf Star

Astronomers announced today that they have spotted a large, rocky object disintegrating in its death…

October 7 2015

Trottier Foundation donates $1 million towards search for extraterrestrial life

The Trottier Foundation donates $1 million to Université de Montréal’s Institute for Research on Exoplanets,…

September 9 2015

Hot Jupiters orbiting baby stars?

Although first detected 20 years ago, hot Jupiters are still enigmatic bodies. These celestial objects…

August 13 2015

Astronomers discover “young Jupiter” exoplanet

One of the best ways to learn how our solar system evolved is to look…

June 25 2015

New Supercomputer Model Shows Planet Making Waves in Nearby Debris Disk

A new supercomputer simulation of the planet and debris disk around the nearby star Beta…

June 22 2015

Astronomers develop breakthrough optical component for detecting exoplanets close to their host stars

Astronomers from Leiden University (the Netherlands) and the University of Arizona (USA) have successfully commissioned…

May 24 2015

Lyot 2015: Montreal is the International Capital of Exoplanets this Summer

On June 22-26 this year, Montreal will host “In the Spirit of Lyot 2015“, an…

April 8 2015

Jonathan Gagné, recipient of the prestigious Carl Sagan Fellowship

Jonathan Gagné, a doctoral student at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at the…

January 5 2015

GU Psc b : in Québec Science top 10 discoveries of 2014

Marie-Eve Naud, a PhD student at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) and Université…