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The Center for Exoplanets & Habitable Worlds seeks to discover planets beyond our solar system, to characterize planetary systems and their host stars, and to understand the implications of the abundance of potentially habitable planets for the possibility of life beyond Earth and the origins of our own solar system.   —   Learn More

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CEHW-led Team Selected to Build Next-Generation Exoplanet-Hunting Spectrograph

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News, Research | 0 comments

The CEHW instrument team added a new planet-finding spectrograph to its portfolio today, as NASA announced they have selected the Penn State-led team to build an Extreme Precision Doppler Spectrograph to provide...

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CEHW astronomers measure the mass of 10 small exoplanets

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, News, Orbital Dynamics, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

Astronomers at the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds have measured the masses of ten small exoplanets, a big boost to the number of small exoplanets with measured masses. All ten of these planets were...

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The most eccentric known exoplanet

Posted on Mar 16, 2016 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research | 0 comments

CEHW Astronomers contributed to the recent discovery of the most eccentric...

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CEHW Professor Kasting receives National Academy of Science Early Earth & Life Sciences Award

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 in Awards & Honors | 0 comments

Evan Pugh University Professor Jim Kasting will receive the 2015 National...

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Shredding Exoplanets, And The Mysteries They May Unravel

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 in Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Press Coverage, Research | 0 comments

CEHW Prof. Jason Wright’s research was featured in ManyWorlds, a blog...

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Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) Gets an Upgrade

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News | 0 comments

Read more about the HET upgrade in the press release.   Image...

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A disintegrating minor planet transiting a white dwarf

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 in News, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Planets around Evolved Stars & Stellar Remnants, Research | 0 comments

Astronomers have discovered evidence for a rocky planet being destroyed and...

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A star so fascinating…

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Press Coverage | 0 comments

Most of the time scientists labor in obscurity.  But sometimes a science...

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