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Penn State set to lead on new exoplanet science priorities

Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News | 0 comments

A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sets the stage for Penn State’s Center for Exoplanets and...

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Habitability of Exoplanet Water Worlds

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research, Star & Planet Formation | 0 comments

“Water world” planets, those covered with a deep global ocean, could maintain surface conditions similar to that of the Earth for over a...

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Measuring Rocky Exoplanet Compositions with the James Webb Space Telescope

Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Instrumentation, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

NASA NExSS and NPP postdoc Dr. Eva Bodman recently published a paper on “Inferring the Composition of Disintegrating Planet...

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Welcoming New CEHW Members

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 in Announcements, News | 0 comments

Please join us in welcome new CEHW postdocs Dr. Zhao Guo and Dr. Daniel Stevens. Zhao earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University with...

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CEHW Professor Dawson honored with Powe Award

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 in Awards & Honors | 0 comments

Rebekah Dawson, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State, has been awarded the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty...

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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...

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Is There Life on Other Planets? – 2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science

Posted on Jan 13, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

“Is There Life on Other Planets” is the question we will explore during the 2018 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of...

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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...

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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 stars on 5 November. The figure displays a sample spectrum from...

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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 blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the...

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