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


12/01/2014

Too Hot To Handle: Planets in the Habitable Zones of Low Mass Stars May Be Roasted Early On MORE>


07/22/2014

Earth's Glacial Cycles Might Be Influenced by Human Activity MORE>


06/11/2014

VPL Featured in The Atlantic MORE>


05/27/2014

Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets MORE>


04/17/2014

First Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone Discovered MORE>


04/16/2014

"Tilt-A-Worlds" Could Be Potentially Habitable MORE>


03/07/2014

VPL Researchers Devise New Method for Understanding Exoplanet Atmospheres MORE>


12/08/2013

New Research Reveals Temperature Rule for Planetary Atmospheres MORE>


11/24/2013

Greenhouse Gas May Explain Liquid Water on Early Mars MORE>


07/29/2013

New Estimates for the Probability of a Runaway Greenhouse MORE>


07/29/2013

Natural Affinity May Have Facilitated the Formation of Protocells MORE>


07/18/2013

Research Shows "Snowball" Planets Are Less Likely Around Cooler Stars MORE>


06/20/2013

VPL Researcher Finds Three New 'Super-Earths' in the Habitable Zone MORE>


04/19/2013

VPL Researcher Eric Agol Discovers Most Earth-like Exoplanet to Date MORE>


01/27/2013

VPL Researcher Rory Barnes's work on Exomoons Featured in Astrobiology MORE>


11/20/2012

UWAB Graduate Student Explores Life at High Altitudes MORE>


09/24/2012

How the Land Was Won 2.75 Billion Years Ago: New UWAB/VPL Research MORE>


09/13/2012

VPL Researchers Explore The Sun's History MORE>