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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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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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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 August 14-17, 2017. For more details, see the meeting...

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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 the flame of a welding torch. The gas giant has a “year”...

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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...

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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 21, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State...

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PandExo: Online Tool for Simulating JWST & HST Observations of Transiting Exoplanets

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in Announcements, Featured, Instrumentation, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

We are happy to announce the avaliability of PandExo, an online tool and python package for simulating observations of transiting...

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