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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 NEID (pronounced “NOO-id”; sounds like...

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NEID Spectrograph Sees First Light

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

The exoplanet-hunting instrument NEID, designed and built at Penn State, has passed an important milestone on the road to discovering...

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Didier Queloz Talk on the Hunt for an Earth Twin and the Pathway for the Origin of Life

Posted on Oct 18, 2019 in Announcements, Featured, Research | 0 comments

Professor Didier Queloz (University of Cambridge and University of Geneva) gave an inspiring talk to the Penn State Center for Exoplanets...

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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 contributions to the Search for...

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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...

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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...

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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 Award by the SETI Institute. Read full story at Penn State...

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10 Year Anniversary of Center for Exoplanets & Habitable Worlds

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 in Announcements, Events, Meetings | 0 comments

The Center for Exoplanets & Habitable Worlds is celebrating its 10th anniversary in academic year 2018/19. To commemorate the...

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Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence (PSETI) Center

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Announcements, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Press Coverage | 0 comments

A new Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence (PSETI) Center that will compliment the Center for Exoplanets & Habitable Worlds was...

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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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