News & Events

The VPL Team often shares exciting news and updates about our astrobiology research and education efforts as well as news from the larger astrobiology community. Similarly, we host multiple events over the course of the year ranging in size and topic. Stay connected by following our news headlines:

VPL research indicates that some planets may be sufficiently heated by the gravitational interaction with their stars that they lose their oceans. Picture Credit: mmn.com

VPL Headlines

03/03/2021
Science in Action: VPL Researchers Challenge the Discovery of Phosphine in the Venus Atmosphere
02/19/2021
How to Weigh an Exoplanet: Ask the Astronomers Live!
02/16/2021
To Find an Extraterrestrial Civilization, Pollution Could Be the Solution
02/11/2021
Tyler Robinson Receives 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award
01/22/2021
The 7 Rocky Planets Orbiting TRAPPIST-1 May be Made of Similar Stuff
01/20/2021
Postdoctoral Researcher Position Open at University of Washington with VPL Researcher David Catling
01/19/2021
Astronomers Document the Rise and Fall of a Rarely Observed Stellar Dance
01/07/2021
VPL Team Members part of Alternative Earths Team at UCR Awarded $4.6M for NASA ICAR Grant
12/28/2020
If a Planet Has a Lot of Methane in its Atmosphere, Life is the Most Likely Cause
12/22/2020
How the First Life on Earth Survived its Biggest Threat — Water
12/09/2020
Dr. Michael Wong Featured in NExSS Newsletter Interview
11/25/2020
Dr. Melissa Trainer Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist
11/05/2020
Dr. Sarah Keller Named as a Fellow of the Biophysical Society!