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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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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 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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First Starlight for Habitable Zone Planet Finder

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, News, Research | 0 comments

The Habitable zone Planet Finder (HPF) obtained its first observations of stars on 5 November. The figure displays a sample spectrum from...

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Extremely Precise Radial Velocities Workshop

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

Penn State hosted the Third Extremely Precise Radial Velocities workshop August 14-17, 2017. For more details, see the meeting...

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New planet found to be hotter than most stars

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors, Research | 0 comments

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that even its nights are like the flame of a welding torch. The gas giant has a “year”...

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Upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dedicated

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Instrumentation, News | 0 comments

CEHW Professor Suvrath Mahadevan spoke on “Songs of Distant Earths” at the dedication for the freshly upgraded Hobby-Eberly...

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Four synchronized planets reveal clues to how planets form

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, News, Orbital Dynamics, Research, Star & Planet Formation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

The search for planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy has revealed an extraordinary family of planets whose orbits are so carefully...

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