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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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A disintegrating minor planet transiting a white dwarf

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 in News, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Planets around Evolved Stars & Stellar Remnants, Research | 0 comments

Astronomers have discovered evidence for a rocky planet being destroyed and material from the planet being accreted onto a white dwarf....

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A star so fascinating…

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, News, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Press Coverage | 0 comments

Most of the time scientists labor in obscurity.  But sometimes a science result captures the public’s imagination in a way...

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A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall on the Dark Side of the Moon

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Our Solar System, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Research | 0 comments

“Arpita Roy, Steinn Sigurdsson, and I just finished a long project in lunar geology theory.  It’s been a trip!” – Prof....

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Mysterious planet-like object reveals its surprising identity

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Research, Star Properties | 0 comments

A mysterious planet-like object orbiting a not-quite-starlike “brown dwarf” is the most recent enigma discovered by...

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