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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 Professor Rebekah Dawson awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 in Awards & Honors, News | 0 comments

Congratulations to CEHW Professor Rebekah Dawson who was recently honored with an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a prestigious award given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers,...

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Alien Megastructure not the cause of mysteriously dimming star

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

A team of more than 200 researchers, including Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Assistant Professor Jason Wright and led by Louisiana State University’s Tabetha Boyajian, is one step...

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First Starlight for Habitable Zone Planet Finder

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, News, Research | 0 comments

The Habitable zone Planet Finder (HPF) obtained its first observations of...

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Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in News, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a...

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Extremely Precise Radial Velocities Workshop

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

Penn State hosted the Third Extremely Precise Radial Velocities workshop...

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“The Next Step In The Search For Aliens Is A Huge Telescope And A Ton Of Math” – FiveThirtyEight.com

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

FiveThirtyEight.com recently reported on two broad approaches to learning...

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CEHW at Kepler & K2 Science Conference IV

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

This week, over 270 researchers gathered at NASA Ames Research Center for the...

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New planet found to be hotter than most stars

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that even its nights are like...

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