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NEID Passes its NASA Pre-Ship Review

Posted on Sep 19, 2019 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, News | 0 comments

The NEID spectrometer passed its NASA pre-ship review. The outcome of this review, held September 17 and 18th at Penn State, was unanimous that the NEID spectrometer meets its requirements and is ready to ship...

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How many Earth-size planets are around sun-like stars?

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to our Sun. Knowing the rate that...

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CEHW Professor Wright honored with 2019 Drake Award

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Awards & Honors, Press Coverage | 0 comments

CEHW Professor Jason Wright has been named the recipient of the 2019 Drake...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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