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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 Captionn: The Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Credit: Ethan Tweedie...

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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 material from the planet being accreted onto a white dwarf.  The object was identified using data from NASA’s K2 mission 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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NASA picks Penn State-led team to Advance Concept for a Precision Planet Hunting Instrument

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News | 0 comments

On a rugged Arizona mountaintop, astronomers will soon switch on a new,...

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The mass of the Mars-sized exoplanet, Kepler-138b

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, News, Orbital Dynamics, Research, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

A First: Exoplanet smaller than Earth gets its size and mass measured A team...

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Videos from Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science Symposium are online

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in News | 0 comments

You can now watch videos of most oral presentations from the 2015 Emerging...

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Early Career Scientists Gather at Penn State for Symposium on Exoplanet Science

Posted on May 29, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The Penn State Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds is bringing together...

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MINERVA Telescope Array Dedicated in Ceremony on Mount Hopkins

Posted on May 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The MINERVA telescope array in Arizona was dedicated in an official ceremony...

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