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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Earth-size Exoplanets

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | February 26 | 4:10 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

Andrew Howard, IfA

Department of Astronomy

Earth-size exoplanets and their slightly larger ‘super-Earth’ cousins are the most abundant planets orbiting close to Sun-like stars. These planets have diverse physical compositions, unusual atmospheres, and poorly understood origins. My talk will trace the discovery and early characterization of these small worlds through Doppler surveys, the Kepler mission, and atmospheric transmission...   More >