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Canadian NIRISS instrument on Webb Maps an Ultra-Hot Jupiter’s Atmosphere
May 31 2023

Canadian NIRISS instrument on Webb Maps an Ultra-Hot Jupiter’s Atmosphere

There is an intriguing exoplanet out there – 400 light-years out there – that is…

A likely volcano-covered terrestrial world outside the Solar System
May 17 2023

A likely volcano-covered terrestrial world outside the Solar System

Astronomers from the Université de Montréal have discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet around a nearby small…

Université de Montréal astronomers find that two exoplanets may be mostly water
December 15 2022

Université de Montréal astronomers find that two exoplanets may be mostly water

A team led by UdeM astronomers has found evidence that two exoplanets orbiting a red…

$10 million to propel space research at iREx to the outer limits
November 24 2022

$10 million to propel space research at iREx to the outer limits

Landmark gifts from the Trottier Family Foundation ensure Montreal’s place as a leading hub of…

An exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before
November 22 2022

An exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before

The James Webb Space Telescope reveals another first: a full menu of atoms, molecules, and…

Detecting exoplanets with one of the most powerful instruments ever designed – Interview with Romain Allart
September 7 2022

Detecting exoplanets with one of the most powerful instruments ever designed – Interview with Romain Allart

Last February, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced the discovery of a small exoplanet around…

Signs of CO2 in a planet beyond our Solar System
August 25 2022

Signs of CO2 in a planet beyond our Solar System

Showing how precise it can be, the James Webb Space Telescope detects the first definitive…

An extrasolar world covered in water?
August 24 2022

An extrasolar world covered in water?

With the help of instruments designed partly in Canada, a team of Université de Montréal…

A new planet hunter awakens: NIRPS instrument sees first light
June 27 2022

A new planet hunter awakens: NIRPS instrument sees first light

The Near InfraRed Planet Searcher (NIRPS) instrument, developed in part at the Université de Montréal…

Metal clouds found on the hot Jupiter WASP-121 b
February 21 2022

Metal clouds found on the hot Jupiter WASP-121 b

Astronomers explore the unusual atmospheric conditions of a hot exoplanet An international group of astronomers…

New insights into seasons on a planet outside our Solar System
January 26 2022

New insights into seasons on a planet outside our Solar System

Observations of a hot Jupiter may also advance our understanding of planet origins and evolution…

Hot and dry: SPIRou reveals the atmosphere of hot Jupiter Tau Boötis b
July 28 2021

Hot and dry: SPIRou reveals the atmosphere of hot Jupiter Tau Boötis b

Measuring the composition of the atmosphere of the hot Jupiter Tau Boötis b more precisely…