exoplanets

“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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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 12-13

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 12-13

DTM scientists continued to have an eventful AGU Fall Meeting on December 12-13, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C with presentations in Earth interior science.

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2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 10-11

2018 AGU Fall Meeting Update: Dec. 10-11

DTM scientists spent the first days of the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting actively participating with poster presentations on various Earth interior and planetary science topics.

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Cold Super-Earth Found Orbiting Second-Closest Star System to our Own

Cold Super-Earth Found Orbiting Second-Closest Star System to our Own

An international team including five Carnegie astronomers has discovered a frozen Super-Earth orbiting Barnard's star, the closest single star to our own Sun.

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