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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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Stellar Activity and Gliese 667C on the HPF Blog

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Research | 0 comments

Have a look at today’s update on the HPF blog discussing Paul Robertson and Suvrath Mahadevan’s new study on the stellar activity of Gliese 667C and its consequences for the habitable-zone planet...

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“The Search For Extraterrestrial Civilizations’ Waste Energy” in MIT Technology Review

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

The MIT Technology Review explains work on “The Ĝ Infrared Search for Extraterrestrial Civilizations with Large Energy Supplies. I. Background and Justification” by Professors Wright & Sigurdsson,...

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Controversial Clues of Two ‘Goldilocks Planets’ That Might Support Life are Proven False

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Research, Star Properties | 0 comments

Read more in the Penn State press...

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A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall on the Dark Side of the Moon

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Our Solar System, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Research | 0 comments

“Arpita Roy, Steinn Sigurdsson, and I just finished a long project in...

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Star Is Discovered To Be a Close Neighbor of the Sun and the Coldest of Its Kind

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research | 0 comments

“It is very exciting to discover a new neighbor of our solar system that...

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Solved: Mysteries of a Nearby Planetary System’s Dynamics

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Orbital Dynamics, Research, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have...

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First Earth-Size Planet Is Discovered in Another Star’s “Habitable Zone”

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Research | 0 comments

A team of astronomers that includes Penn State scientists has discovered the...

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