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


06/25/2018

Will We Know Life When We See It? MORE>


05/30/2018

Joining the Microscope and the Telescope in the Search for Life Beyond Earth MORE>


05/04/2018

VPL Principal Investigator Victoria Meadows Receives the Drake Award MORE>


08/12/2017

Rodrigo Luger earns his PhD! MORE>


07/01/2017

Lupita Tovar featured in UW A&S Newsletter! MORE>


06/24/2017

Interactive VPL Spectral Explorer now Available! MORE>


06/16/2017

Sonny Harman and Natasha Batalha graduate with PhDs! Congratulations!! MORE>


06/15/2017

Welcome to the team: Guadalupe Tovar and Benjamin Hayworth! MORE>


06/08/2017

VPL UW Graduate Students David Fleming and Andrew Lincowski win NASA fellowships MORE>


05/22/2017

Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures MORE>


05/22/2017

Reflections on O2 as a Biosignature by Dr. Meadows MORE>


05/19/2017

On the improbability of our existence around our sun MORE>


05/08/2017

Eric Agol wins prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship! MORE>


05/05/2017

Congratulations! Tyler Robinson to become Assistant Professor at NAU! MORE>


04/29/2017

VPL team has strong presence at AbSciCon 2017 MORE>