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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 explain Mars’s mysterious history for more than 40 years. This study was led by Penn State graduate student, Natasha Batalha, working...

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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 new study of the Kepler-80 planetary system. Read more at Astronomy magazine, Centauri Dreams, or the paper recently accepted to the...

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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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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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