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A young sub-Neptune-sized planet sheds light onto how planets form and evolve

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Featured, Instrumentation, Planetary Atmospheres & Interiors | 0 comments

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The detailed characterization of a young planet slightly smaller than Neptune provides insight into how such...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Introducing CyberLAMP, the Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in Awards & Honors, Instrumentation, News, Research, Star & Planet Formation, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

National Science Foundation funds supercomputer cluster at Penn State February 21, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State...

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