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


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

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


05/22/2017

Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures 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>


03/30/2017

Peter Gao’s received the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy! MORE>


03/18/2017

Mission: Find Life opens at Pacific Science Center MORE>


01/03/2017

VPL hosts workshop at AAS Meeting MORE>


11/01/2016

Giada Arney to become a NASA Civil Servant! MORE>


10/28/2016

VPL welcomes Jade Checlair to the team MORE>


10/01/2016

David Crisp awarded prestigious NASA Medal! MORE>


09/08/2016

Peter Gao defends thesis MORE>


08/19/2016

Eddie Schwieterman begins NPP at UC Riverside MORE>


07/02/2016

Alien Earths Science on Sphere premiers! MORE>


07/01/2016

Eva Stueeken and Mike Kipp present at Goldschmidt MORE>


06/27/2016

Niki Parenteau and Nancy Kiang interviewed for documentary MORE>


06/22/2016

Jacob Haqq-Misra joins Far Infrared Surveyor team MORE>


06/22/2016

VPL members comment on ancient air caught by shooting stars MORE>


06/22/2016

"Limit Cycles" can reduce the width of the habitable zone MORE>


06/22/2016

The outer edge of the habitable zone is affected by limits on CO2 outgassing rates MORE>


06/22/2016

Congratulations to recent VPL NPPs! MORE>


06/06/2016

PNAS Habitable Zone feature includes VPL scientists MORE>