Firework of polar lights at Saturn for Cassini’s farewells

The final flyby of the northern pole of Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft was the last opportunity to take images of the aurorae before the end of the mission. Unexpectedly, the ultimate image is very [...]

Cassini, clap end!

On September 15, the Cassini spacecraft is going to plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn where it will be vaporized, marking the end of more than 13 years of exploration of Saturn and its environment. [...]

The seven wonders of TRAPPIST-1

ULg astronomers discovered seven telluric planets around the star TRAPPIST-1. "The TRAPPIST-1 system is the largest treasure of terrestrial planets ever detected around a single star." This discovery, published this week in the journal Nature, [...]

TRAPPIST-1, what is it?

A story drawn by Sylvain Rivaud alias Lepithec, comics author and illustrator. credit: Lepithec/Triaud/Mara  - Licence Creative Commons. [...]

ULg will participate in the improvement of the VLT

The foreground of this image shows ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The rich stellar backdrop to the picture includes the bright star Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system [...]

Geologists identify the mineralogy of Mercury

LIEGE, December 19, 2016 - For the first time, geologists from the University of Liège have been able to determine the nature of the minerals present on the surface of Mercury  - one of the [...]