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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.


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!

August 14, 2018: NExScI Astronomer Wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award

BJ Fulton, a NExScI staff scientist, is being honored with the 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award - an honor bestowed by the Astronomical Society for the Pacific (ASP) to the recipient of a "PhD degree in North America whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy."