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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

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

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

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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


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

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

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

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

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

It Snows Sunscreen on This Planet

Thomas Beatty, assistant research professor of astronomy at Penn State and the lead author of the study revealing the findings, in a press statement: Presumably, this precipitation process is happenin... read more

No nearby advanced civilizations, astronomer says

A team of astronomers led by Dr. Jason Wright (Penn State ... in on aliens. The U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory Green Bank Telescope, which will join the effort, called it: … the most powerf... read more



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