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2016

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

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