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CEHW Alumna Arpita Roy named NASA Sagan Fellow

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Announcements | 0 comments

Congratulations to recent CEHW graduate student, Dr. Arpita Roy who was named a 2020 Sagan Fellow based on her proposal “Of Worlds...

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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...

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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...

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Looking for aliens who might be looking for us

Posted on Feb 17, 2020 in Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Data from a massive search for cosmic radio emission released Feb 14. by the Breakthrough Listen Initiativeā€”the most comprehensive survey...

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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, 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

ProfessorĀ 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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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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