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New type of pulsating star discovered

Posted on Mar 10, 2020 in News | 0 comments

CEHW postdoc Zhao Guo’s research recently appeared in Nature Astronomy and a ECoS press release. Image Caption: A new type of pulsating star whose brightness oscillates over only one of the star’s...

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Sub-Neptune sized planet validated with the Habitable-zone Planet Finder

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, News, Research | 0 comments

A signal originally detected by the Kepler spacecraft has been validated as an exoplanet using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF), an astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State team and recently installed...

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NASA’s Newest Planet Tracker Finds a Sky-high Perch

Posted on Jan 12, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, Press Coverage | 0 comments

A new instrument funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation called...

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NEID Spectrograph Sees First Light

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, News, Press Coverage | 0 comments

The exoplanet-hunting instrument NEID, designed and built at Penn State, has...

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Intelligent Ways to Search for Extraterrestrials

Posted on Oct 3, 2019 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

A story in the New Yorker highlights CHEW Professor Jason Wright’s...

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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...

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