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Upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dedicated

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News | 0 comments

CEHW Professor Suvrath Mahadevan spoke on “Songs of Distant Earths” at the dedication for the freshly upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET).  He described the opportunities created by the Habitable...

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CEHW students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and honorable mention

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Awards & Honors, News | 0 comments

First year graduate student Mariah MacDonald was selected as a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Mariah’s current research focuses on the formation and dynamics of super-Earths, and...

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Introducing CyberLAMP, the Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in Awards & Honors, Instrumentation, News, Research, Star & Planet Formation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

National Science Foundation funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State February...

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A Flip-Flopping Climate Could Explain Mars’s Watery Past

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Featured, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Our Solar System, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors | 0 comments

A new hypothesis might reconcile two opposing theories that have tried to...

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A compact system of super-Earths & mini-Neptunes

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 in Orbital Dynamics, Research, Star & Planet Formation | 0 comments

Incoming Penn State graduate student, Mariah MacDonald, is first-author of a...

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Four synchronized planets reveal clues to how planets form

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, News, Orbital Dynamics, Research, Star & Planet Formation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

The search for planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy has revealed an...

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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...

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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...

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