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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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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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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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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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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....

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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 sponsored by NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science....

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Water Detected in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter Exoplanet!

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

“Today, colleagues and I announced the detection of water in an exoplanet that does not transit its parent star.” Read more on...

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Atmospheres of distant worlds probed with new technique

Posted on Sep 1, 2010 in Instrumentation, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

Astronomers on two research teams, including an astronomer at Penn State, have demonstrated the power of a new technique to determine the...

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