GRAVITY and CHARA/MIRC-X are delivering breakthrough results in the following areas:
Galactic center black hole Protoplanetary disk imaging Exoplanet characterization Stellar surface imaging
Our group solved the mystery of Betelgeuse unexpected dimming in 2019/2020. This ESO/L. Calçada artist’s animation shows how the dust obscuring the southern region of Betelgeuse at different observational epochs. This work published in Nature (led by M. Montargès). Press release, CNN, Nytimes and BBC.