Jason Rowe awarded NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for exoplanet research

TRAPPIST-1 – A new Earth 2.0?

What do exoplanets and beer have in common? TRAPPIST. TRAPPIST is the name of an exoplanet survey that just announced the discovery of a stellar system containing three planets, each the size of the Earth.

Planet-Devouring Star Reveals Possible Limestone Crumbs

A group of researchers using the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered a planet-like body that may have been encrusted in limestone and is having its surface layers devoured by its deceased host star. In addition…

The Science Behind the Validation of 1 284 Transiting Extrasolar Planets

On May 10, 2016 the Kepler team announced the validation of 1 284 planets which represents the largest haul of extrasolar planets in a single study.

A newborn giant planet flying close to its sun

For the last 20 years, the giant planets known as hot Jupiters have presented astronomers with a puzzle. How did they get into orbits 100 times closer to their host stars than our own Jupiter is…

Les conférences de l’iREx – 20 septembre 2016

Les conférences de l’Institut de recherche sur les exoplanètes (iREx) sont destinées à un public de tout âge et de tout niveau scientifique, intéressé à l’astronomie et l’étude des planètes. Atelier d’observation du ciel La conférence…

Discover iREx

Discover our Institute through our 2016 trailer (in French).

2016 Trottier Excellence recipients for Summer Interns

The Institute for research on exoplanets is proud to annonce the recipients of the 2016 Trottier Excellence scholarships for Summer Interns.

Jonathan Gagné receives the 2016 Plaskett Medal

The Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) awarded the J.S Plaskett Medal for 2016 to Jonathan Gagné for the best doctoral thesis in astrophysics in Canada. Jonathan Gagné completed his…

Les conférences de l’iREx – 17 mai 2016

Les conférences de l’Institut de recherche sur les exoplanètes (iREx) sont destinées à un public de tout âge et de tout niveau scientifique, intéressé à l’astronomie et l’étude des planètes. Atelier d’observation du ciel La conférence…