February 2016


GPI celebrates one year of service

Having started its activities in November 2014, the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) celebrates one year of observations and discoveries. 

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Kepler: Half of all discoveries may be false positives

The Kepler space observatory fruitful results, which led to the discovery of about half of all known extrasolar planets to date, are being challenged.

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Exoplanet Echoes

MIT’s Venus

A team of researchers, including iREx collaborators, found the nearest rocky extrasolar planet from us. Although uninhabitable with a surface temperature of about 225 °C, the planet named GJ 1132b is already fascinating the astronomical community.

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February 24, 2016

The James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror assembly is complete! The Black covers protect the gold-plated segments.

More news on the JWST Twitter page.

Upcoming Events

Les grandes conférences iREx - Le zoo des exoplanètes

Speaker: Étienne Artigau
March 15, 2016, at 7 pm
Université de Montréal
(conference in French only)

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