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Penn State’s Habitable Zone Planet Finder Enables Discovery of Planets Around Cool Stars

Posted on Mar 8, 2019 in Instrumentation, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Publications, Star & Planet Formation | 0 comments

A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of...

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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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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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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...

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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 extraordinary family of planets whose orbits are so carefully...

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Hungry Red Giant: First evidence discovered of a planet’s destruction by its star.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 in Research, Star & Planet Formation, Star Properties | 0 comments

An aging star polluted with lithium. A massive planet with a highly elliptical orbit. To an international team of astronomers, these add...

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Brown dwarf pair mystifies astronomers

Posted on Dec 21, 2009 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research, Star & Planet Formation | 0 comments

Two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently than...

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