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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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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, state-of-the-art instrument to hunt for planets circling distant stars: the Extreme Precision Doppler Spectrometer (EPDS). And this week,...

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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 of astronomers has measured the mass and size of the smallest exoplanet yet, a Mars-sized planet orbiting a red dwarf star about 200...

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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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CEHW Professor named National Finalist for the 2015 Blavatnik National Award in Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Awards & Honors | 0 comments

Penn State Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Eric Ford, has been...

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Sam Halverson & Arpita Roy awarded Downsborough Graduate Fellowship in Astrophysics

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Awards & Honors, News | 0 comments

Sam Halverson and Arpita Roy have been awarded the department of Astronomy...

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Penn State faculty led two teams in NASA’s new Nexus for Exoplanet System Science

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Awards & Honors, News | 0 comments

A new NASA initiative is embracing a team approach to the quest for life on...

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