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NASA selects Penn State to lead next-generation planet finder

The team, led by Suvrath Mahadevan, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University ... and Physical Research Laboratory in India. "NEID is a transformative capability in th... read more

Astroboffins to search for mega-massive alien power plants

Lead by assistant professor Jason Wright of Penn State's Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the team will use NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) to search the sky for ... A star-su... read more

How Citizen Scientists Discovered the Strangest Star in the Galaxy

Astronomers have even floated the idea that it is surrounded by a colossal solar-energy-harvesting “megastructure” built by advanced aliens ... at Penn State. To catch the needle-in-a-haystack odditie... read more

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Love and the Two-Body Problem

Indeed, the two-body problem has led to many people - especially women - leaving physics altogether. Astronomer Donald Lynden Bell of Cambridge University, for instance, believes that his wife Ruth, n... read more


Identifying habitable zones around stars

New work, led by a team of Penn State researchers, will help scientists in that search. Using the latest data ... builds on a prior model by James Kasting, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn S... read more

Controversial clues of two 'Goldilocks planets' that might support life are proven false

Credit: NASA/Penn State University Mysteries about controversial signals coming from a dwarf star considered to be a prime target in the search ... an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics ... read more

STEM Sante Fe: Expanding Your Horizons Conference

This renewed inspiration led me to knock on the doors of professors at MIT inquiring about doing research in astrophysics ... took a position as head of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at ... read more

Nittany Lions Massaro and Urschel Selected First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

The Nittany Lions' 17 Academic All-Americans® over the past seven seasons (15 first-team) leads ... Dynamical Astronomy. "This is a great honor and I'm very glad I'm able to represent Penn State," sai... read more

Just Based on DNA, Scientists Can Construct an Image of Your Face

One of the leaders in this growing field of research is Penn State University’s Mark Shriver. In a study published in PLOS Genetics, Shriver’s team detailed the process ... and internationally to prov... read more

New telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worlds

"Beam-shaping diffusers are made using a precise nanofabrication process," said Suvrath Mahadevan, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics ... and Wright, the research team at Penn State inc... read more

Scientists harness ‘ghost particles’ in breakthrough for study of universe and black holes

By linking a massive detector buried under the South Pole, a command center at Pennsylvania State ... assistant professor Naoko Kurahashi Neilson, who helped lead efforts to locate the source of the h... read more

New Search for ‘Power-Hungry’ Aliens Finds Weird Blips Outside Our Galaxy

Instead of hunting planets which astronomers think might be suitable for life, the Penn State University team are looking for civilisations ... ‘The idea behind our research is that, if an entire gala... read more



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