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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

Determining Whether Extrasolar Planets Lie in the Habitable Zone

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 2 'Goldilocks planets' that might support life are proven false

Mysteries about controversial signals coming from a dwarf star considered to be a prime target in the search for extraterrestrial ... an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State ... read more

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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


Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

Coherent WaveBurst, was developed at the University of Florida by physics professors Sergey Klimenko and Guenakh Mitselmakher, and their graduate students and postdoctoral research associates ... Texa... read more

2018 Recipients of Grants to Support Research and Scholarship for Change

Michelle Bellino (Assistant Professor, Education), Volha (Olga) Chykina (Graduate Student, Educational Theory and Policy & Comparative and International Education, Penn State ... research tools to ide... read more

Penn State Hockey: St Lawrence Third Period Beats Nittany Lions 4-2

Make mistakes, especially big ones, and good teams will make you pay. And while the distance between No. 16 St Lawrence and Penn State may not be the biggest gap the sporting world has to offer, the N... read more

This New Instrument Will Be Able to Locate Alien Worlds from the Ground

The instrument will allow scientists to search for for the Earth-like ... Sun-like stars,” said Jason Wright, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State and a member of the scienc... 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

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

Search for advanced civilizations beyond Earth finds nothing obvious in 100,000 galaxies

The G-HAT team used images such as these to search 100,000 ... an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds at Penn State University, who conc... read more

Prepared Statement by Andrew Siemion - Hearing on Astrobiology

Earlier this year, a group of astronomy, engineering and physics students and staff from our team at UC Berkeley ... Researchers at Penn State University, led by Prof. Jason Wright, have recently unde... read more



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