Department of Astronomy
An astronomical waltz reveals a sextuplet of planets
The CHEOPS mission, conducted jointly by ESA and Switzerland, has revealed a unique planetary system made up of six resonant planets orbiting the star HD110067.
The final bow of Betelgeuse: a cosmic spectacle on the horizon?
An international team, which includes astrophysicists from UNIGE, has demonstrated that Betelgeuse, one of the most well-known red supergiants located in the constellation Orion, may be nearing its ultimate explosion. Previous studies have postulated that,…
Unveiling the origins of merging black holes in galaxies like our own
Harnessing advanced simulation tools, a team of scientists from UNIGE, Northwestern University and University of Florida shed light on the enigmatic nature of these celestial "beasts".
The story of a cosmic striptease
An international team including an astrophysicist of UNIGE has been exploring the special properties of the star Gamma Columbae. Their hypothesis: it is a binary star whose heart has been laid bare.