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NExScI is the science operations and analysis center for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program. We provide tools and archives for the exoplanet community, administer the Sagan program of fellowships and workshops, and support the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer and administration of the NASA Keck telescope time. Click here to see past headlines and events.
Sagan Fellows Katie Morzinski and Jared Males are co-authors on a paper describing the discovery of the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. Click for the paper
with lead author Vanessa Bailey, and the press release
Nikole Lewis, a 2012 Sagan Fellow at MIT, is a co-author on a paper discussing the first mapping of the distribution of clouds on an exoplanet. Click here for the paper
and also read the JPL
press releases describing the work.
Sagan Fellows Katie Morzinski and Jared Males are part of a team that has developed a new camera that allows sharper images to be taken than ever before. The team, led by Laird Close at the University of Arizona, has deployed the latest version of these cameras in Chile at the Magellan 6.5m telescope. Read the press release here
Archived videos of talks, including the public lecture by Frank Drake
, are available as links on the agenda page
. Posters are also available as links on this page
for applications for the 2014 Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships is now closed. Click here
for more information.
The 2014A call is now closed
. The 2014B call will be posted in February with a proposal due date of March 20.
Pending final NASA approval, the 2014 Sagan Summer Workshop on
Imaging Planets and Disks
will be held July 21-25, 2014 at Caltech in Pasadena, CA. Please check the website
for information and updates.
Join NASA Keck PI Carey Lisse and a team of astronomers on a Comet ISON observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory.
View the Oct. 26 rebroadcast
Read the statement
of Dr. John M. Grunsfeld, NASA's Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, before the Congressional Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space.
The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released raw images and spectra from the Low Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (LRIS). As of Oct 1 3,480 nights of LRIS data have been archived, and 3,294 nights are public. These data go back as far as 1994. Access LRIS data here
For an introduction to NExScI's managed and supported data tools, archives, telescope time, meetings, and fellowships, click here
. This PDF file contains the NExScI brochures and handouts prepared for the January 2013 AAS meeting in Long Beach. The movie that we show at the NExScI booth can be viewed here