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  9. NASA Technosignatures Workshop 2018

      The first NASA Technosignatures Workshop (NTW18, or #technosigs18) will be held between September 26–28, 2018 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, TX. This workshop, the first of its kind supported by NASA, is facilitated by NExSS and LPI and will seek to...

  10. Habitable Worlds 2017

    NExSS's 'Habitable Worlds 2017' workshop is planned to take place in Laramie, Wy. from the 13th to the 17th November 2017. More information can be found on the conference website.    

  11. Two New NExSS NPP Fellowships Awarded

    The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) is pleased to announce the award of two new postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding early-career researchers in support of interdisciplinary research across astrophysics and planetary science. The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellows, both of...

  12. Solar and Planetary Research Grants Available.

    The Solar and Planetary Research Grants (SPG) Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in the science of our solar system and extrasolar planetary systems. Proposals for projects and tools...

  13. Assessing the Habitability of Proxima Centauri b

    The recent discovery of a potentially Earth-like planet orbiting the nearest star to the Sun has caused waves in the exoplanet and astrobiology community. Proxima Centauri b is a terrestrial planet with a minimum mass of 1.3 Earth masses orbiting in the 'habitable zone' of the red dwarf...

  14. Discovery of an Exoplanet Orbiting Three Stars

    A team of astronomers led by University of Arizona doctoral student Kevin Wagner and NExSS PI Daniel Apai has discovered a planet in a unique position between three stars. The planet, HD 131399Ab, is unlike any other known world – on by far the widest known orbit within a multi-star system....

  15. Solar Storms and the Faint Young Sun Paradox

    Early in our planet’s history, our Sun was about 30% dimmer than it is today. Despite this, evidence for running water and the presence of life on Earth dates back more than 3 billion years. This is referred to as the “Faint Young Sun” paradox. For decades scientists have suggested...

  16. New NExSS NASA Postdoctoral Program Opportunities

    Research opportunities for scientists to work with the NExSS teams are now available for the July 1 application deadline. To encourage greater collaboration across the disciplines represented by the NExSS teams, applicants to this research opportunity are required to identify a project that...

  17. Many Worlds: Chronicles of the Search for Life Beyond Earth

    NExSS is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog chronicling the search for evidence of life beyond Earth written by author/journalist Marc Kaufman.  "Many Worlds" is a blog written for everyone interested in the burgeoning field of exoplanet detection and research, from the general...

  18. NExSS Statement on Sexual Harassment

    NASA's Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science (NExSS) does not tolerate sexual harassment, and nor should any organization seriously committed to workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. Science is for everyone and any behavior that demeans or discourages people from fully participating is...

  19. NASA's Exoplanet Nexus — Part 1: A History in Climate Studies

    by Aaron L. Gronstal, Astrobiology Magazine — April 2015 Every time a new exoplanet is spotted orbiting a distant star, there's one question in the back of our minds: "Could it have life?" With each new exoplanet discovery, astronomers are getting closer and closer to finding Earth-like...

  20. Recapping the 2nd Workshop on Extreme Precision Radial Velocity

    by Debra Fischer The 2nd Workshop on Extreme Precision Radial Velocity was held at Yale University July 5 - 8 with more than 150 attendees, including industry partners. The plenary sessions for this meeting were recorded and are available online here. The first day of the meeting focused on...

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