Press

  • TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet

    Press release about two new planets detected by TESS, which we helped confirm with Magellan/PFS radial velocities http://news.mit.edu/2019/tess-discovers-third-planet-0107
  • Signs of a ‘super Earth’ discovered around a nearby star

    Press release about a small planet detected around Barnard's star, the second closest star (and closest single star system) to our own. https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/11/14/signs-super-earth-discovered-around-nearby-star/?utm_term=.ef415168a477
  • Rocky planet neighbor looks familiar, but is not Earth’s twin

    Press release about the composition of exoplanet host star Ross 128, and what it might imply for the composition of the orbiting rocky planet. https://obs.carnegiescience.edu/news/rocky-planet-neighbor-looks-familiar-not-earth’s-twin
  • Are you rocky or are you gassy? Carnegie astronomers help unlock the mysteries of super-Earths

    Press release about our follow-up observations of a trio of exoplanets detected by the K2 mission, to measure the planets' masses. https://obs.carnegiescience.edu/news/are-you-rocky-or-are-you-gassy-carnegie-astronomers-help-unlock-mysteries-super-earths
  • The long and short of it: Iron-rich stars host shorter-period planets

    Press release about how planet orbital period seems to be related to host star metallicity, as measure by APOGEE http://www.sdss.org/press-releases/long-short-iron/
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Can Garnet Planets Be Habitable?

    Press release about small planet interior models resulting from APOGEE host star abundance measurements http://www.sdss.org/press-releases/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-can-garnet-planets-be-habitable/ January 2017
  • Discovery one-ups Tatooine, finds twin stars hosting three giant exoplanets

    Press release about first published planet detections with Planet Finder Spectrograph on Magellan https://carnegiescience.edu/news/discovery-one-ups-tatooine-finds-twin-stars-hosting-three-giant-exoplanets August 2016
  • Diamond ‘Super-Earth’ May Not be Quite as Precious, UA Graduate Student Finds

    Press release about 55 Cnc's composition and the implications for its planets https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/diamond-super-earth-may-not-be-quite-as-precious-ua-graduate-student-finds October 2013