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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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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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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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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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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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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 “Inferring the Composition of Disintegrating Planet...

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