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2018-2019 NExScI News and Press Releases

For previous years' news items, see the 2001-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 news archives.


October 26, 2017: Comets Outside Our Solar System

NASA Sagan Fellow Andrew Vanderburg of UT Austin, is part of a team that has spotted the tails of 6 exocomets, marking the first time that objects this small have been inferred using transit photometry.

December 14, 2017: Another 8 Planet System

NASA Sagan Fellow Andrew Vanderburg of UT Austin and Chris Shallue of Google used machine learning to find an eighth planet around a Sun-like star 2,545 light years away.

January 11, 2018: Citizen Scientists Discover Five-Planet System

Caltech/IPAC-NExScI staff scientist Jessie Christiansen is part of a team that developed the Exoplanet Explorers citizen science project. Citizen scientists, working in collaboration with Christiansen and other astronomers, recently discovered a 5-planet system in K2 mission data. Read more about how citizen scientists are discovering exoplanets!

April 3, 2018: NASA Announces Class of 2018 Sagan, Hubble, and Einstein Postdoctoral Fellows

NASA is pleased to introduce the 2018 class of Sagan, Hubble, and Einstein Postdoctoral Fellows under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The Fellows are named to one of three sub-categories corresponding to NASA's "big questions:"

How does the Universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone? Meet the class here!