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A new molecule detected in a proto-planetary disk

Understanding the composition of proto-planetary disks, which systematically accompany the formation of stars and are the cradles of planetary systems, remains a key step to elucidate the mechanisms of planet […]

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Part of the Universe’s missing matter found thanks to the MUSE instrument

Galaxies can receive and exchange matter with their external environment thanks to the galactic winds created by stellar explosions. Thanks to the MUSE instrument (1) from the Very Large Telescope […]

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Overview of the future Venusian mission EnVision

In about ten years, the European mission EnVision will set course for Venus to allow us to have, for the first time, a global vision of the planet. Indeed, we […]

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THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE GIANT EXOPLANET TAU BOO B WAS INVESTIGATED WITH SPIROU

Using the SPIRou spectropolarimeter on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) in Hawaii, a team gathering core SPIRou scientists led by Stefan Pelletier, PhD student at Université de Montréal, studied the atmosphere of the gas giant exoplanet […]

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InSight Mission: Mars unveiled

Using information obtained from around a dozen earthquakes detected on Mars by the Very Broad Band SEIS seismometer, developed in France, the international team of NASA’s InSight mission has unveiled […]

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A simple way to make the continental crust

The earth’s continental crust is characterized by a composition strongly enriched in Si, Al and alkaline metals (a ‘felsic’ composition). But what is the origin of this crust? This question […]

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ESA gives green light to EnVision mission

It’s official. On June 9, 2021, the ESA program committee has selected the EnVision mission, inaugurating after NASA’s announcement on June 2, nearly two decades of joint exploration of our […]

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Cosmic cartographers map the nearby Universe revealing the diversity of star-forming galaxies

Study reveals that the makeup and life cycle of star-forming clouds is dependent on location A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has completed the first […]

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Solar Orbiter: Rich in situ data collection

Launched a little over a year ago (February 10, 2020), the Solar Orbiter probe continues its journey towards the Sun, carrying on board a dozen instruments! It is currently at […]