Planets

  • Vanderbilt University

    Rare study of Earth-sized planet uses technique pioneered by Vanderbilt professor

    A groundbreaking study, using data from NASA and a technique pioneered by a Vanderbilt professor, is giving humankind a glimpse at a distant exoplanet with a size similar to Earth and a surface which may resemble Mercury or Earth’s Moon. Located nearly 49 light-years from Earth, the planet known… Read More

    Aug. 19, 2019

  • Black hole

    A revolution in astronomy: How we came to know what we know

    Science has progressed from wild speculation about Earth’s planetary neighbors—including how they formed and whether they are inhabited—to a better understanding of our celestial neighborhood, David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, writes in "Scientific American." Read More

    Oct. 14, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Preventing the next pandemic

    A groundbreaking study, using data from NASA and a technique pioneered by a Vanderbilt professor, is giving humankind a glimpse at a distant exoplanet with a size similar to Earth and a surface which may resemble Mercury or Earth’s Moon. Located nearly 49 light-years from Earth, the planet known… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2013

  • exoplanets

    Man who ‘killed’ Pluto coming to Vanderbilt

    A groundbreaking study, using data from NASA and a technique pioneered by a Vanderbilt professor, is giving humankind a glimpse at a distant exoplanet with a size similar to Earth and a surface which may resemble Mercury or Earth’s Moon. Located nearly 49 light-years from Earth, the planet known… Read More

    Nov. 9, 2012