The SAINT-EX research group uses ground- and space-based observatories to search and characterise planets orbiting other stars than our sun. Our team focuses on 1) the detection of rocky exoplanets, 2) the remote sensing of planetary atmospheres/surfaces and 3) statistical analyses to understand exoplanet properties at the individual and population levels. The SAINT-EX group is also leading the development of the eponymous observatory designed to discover planets similar to the Earth orbiting in the habitable zone of their stars.
Two planets around a red dwarf
The “SAINT-EX” Observatory, led by scientists from the eponymous group, has detected two exoplanets orbiting the star TOI-1266. The Mexico-based telescope thus demonstrates its high precision and takes an important step in the quest of finding potentially habitable worlds.