exoplanets

ChExo Goes Virtual for June 2020 Meeting

Chexo Meeting Logo June

The Carnegie Institution for Science Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) will virtually host the eighth Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet (ChExo) meeting on Friday, June 26, 2020. Presentations will start at 11 AM and continue until 3 PM.
 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Exploring Exoplanets with Fabo Feng

Fabo Feng Title Card

In this video postdoc spotlight, Feng answers questions about his recent paper. He also explains how he finds exoplanets, discusses why he thinks exoplanet research is important and gives advice to young scientists. 

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Exoplanet Conference Comes to Campus for Second Time

Broad Branch Campus Map with CHEXO sticky note attached,

Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (formerly the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and the Geophysical Laboratory) hosted the seventh Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet (CHEXO) meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020. It was the second time that the meeting, which happens approximately three times per year, has been held on the Carnegie Science Broad Branch Road campus.

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“Cold Neptune” and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars

An artist’s concept of GJ180d, which is the nearest temperate super-Earth to us that is not tidally locked to its star, making it more likely to be able to host and sustain life. Illustration is by Robin Dienel, courtesy of the Carnegie Institution for Sc

A “cold Neptune” and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars, which are reported in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series by a team led by Carnegie’s Fabo Feng and Paul Butler.

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When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

When It Comes To Planetary Habitability, It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Which of Earth’s features were essential for the origin and sustenance of life? And how do scientists identify those features on other worlds?

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Review of Alan Boss's New Book on Washington Post

Review of Alan Boss's New Book on Washington Post

Read via the Washington Post: Book review of "Universal Life: An Inside Look Behind the Race to Discover Life Beyond Earth" by Staff Scientist Alan Boss, Past Chair of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group.

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