News & Events Archive

 
 
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03/03/2021

Science in Action: VPL Researchers Challenge the Discovery of Phosphine in the Venus Atmosphere MORE>


02/19/2021

How to Weigh an Exoplanet: Ask the Astronomers Live! MORE>


02/16/2021

To Find an Extraterrestrial Civilization, Pollution Could Be the Solution MORE>


02/11/2021

Tyler Robinson Receives 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award MORE>


01/22/2021

The 7 Rocky Planets Orbiting TRAPPIST-1 May be Made of Similar Stuff MORE>


01/20/2021

Postdoctoral Researcher Position Open at University of Washington with VPL Researcher David Catling MORE>


01/19/2021

Astronomers Document the Rise and Fall of a Rarely Observed Stellar Dance MORE>


01/07/2021

VPL Team Members part of Alternative Earths Team at UCR Awarded $4.6M for NASA ICAR Grant MORE>


12/28/2020

If a Planet Has a Lot of Methane in its Atmosphere, Life is the Most Likely Cause MORE>


12/22/2020

How the First Life on Earth Survived its Biggest Threat — Water MORE>


12/09/2020

Dr. Michael Wong Featured in NExSS Newsletter Interview MORE>


11/25/2020

Dr. Melissa Trainer Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist MORE>


11/05/2020

Dr. Sarah Keller Named as a Fellow of the Biophysical Society! MORE>


10/29/2020

Keller Lab Publication takes the Cover of ChemBioChem MORE>


10/15/2020

Dr. Ravi Kopparapu Awarded NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal! MORE>


10/08/2020

Giada Arney Appointed as Member of the Panel on Venus for the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey! MORE>


10/06/2020

Exoplanet Explorers (ExoExplorers) Science Series MORE>


09/30/2020

Dr. Ravi Kopparapu Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist MORE>


09/24/2020

TRAPPIST Habitable Atmospheres Intercomparison Workshop (THAI) MORE>


09/01/2020

Giada Arney Highlighted by NASA for Women’s Equality Day MORE>


08/24/2020

Diana Windemuth Earns Dual-Title PhD in Astronomy & Astrobiology from the University of Washington MORE>


08/22/2020

Planetary Astrobiology, Edited by Vikki Meadows & Giada Arney, Now Available! MORE>


08/12/2020

Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist MORE>


07/14/2020

Bill Sparks ExoBiology Proposal Selected MORE>


06/16/2020

Jacob Lustig-Yaeger Earns Dual-Title PhD in Astronomy & Astrobiology from the University of Washington MORE>


06/16/2020

Dr. Eddie Schwieterman Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist MORE>


06/04/2020

Owen Lehmer Earns Dual-Title PhD in Earth and Space Sciences & Astrobiology from the University of Washington! MORE>


05/18/2020

Ocean Circulation May Hold the Key to Finding Life on Exoplanets MORE>


04/30/2020

David Fleming Earns PhD in Astronomy from the University of Washington MORE>


04/01/2020

Dr. Colin Goldblatt Featured on Ask and Astrobiologist MORE>


03/08/2020

Exoplanets in Our Backyard Workshop MORE>


02/27/2020

Andrew Lincowski Earns Dual-Title PhD in Astronomy & Astrobiology from University of Washington! MORE>


02/20/2020

Earth’s Cousins: Upcoming Missions to Look for ‘Biosignatures’ in the Atmospheres of Nearby Worlds MORE>


01/27/2020

Tiny, Ancient Meteorites Suggest Early Earth’s Atmosphere was Rich in Carbon Dioxide MORE>


01/07/2020

New Research Finds Life Could Have Emerged from Lakes with High Phosphorus MORE>


09/05/2019

Victoria Meadows Named Chair of the Panel on Exoplanets, Astrobiology, and the Solar System for Astro2020 Decadal Survey MORE>


08/12/2019

VPL Team Members Publish Clue to Origins of Life MORE>


11/14/2018

VPL Continues to Search for Life in the Great Beyond with the support of a NASA NExSS Grant MORE>


11/01/2018

Modeled Climates and Spectra for Possible Evolved Climates for the Seven-Planet TRAPPIST-1 System MORE>


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

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

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


06/22/2016

Jacob Haqq-Misra joins Far Infrared Surveyor team MORE>


06/22/2016

Congratulations to recent VPL NPPs! MORE>


06/22/2016

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


06/22/2016

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


06/06/2016

PNAS Habitable Zone feature includes VPL scientists MORE>


05/12/2016

Early earth's air pressure was less than half of today's MORE>


05/12/2016

Congratulations to Shawn Domagal-Goldman! MORE>


04/22/2016

Congratulations to Rory Barnes! MORE>


03/31/2016

Dry planets help weed out false positive biosignatures MORE>


03/31/2016

Congratulations to new members of NASA STDTs! MORE>


02/29/2016

Hints from selenium isotopes on the end-Permian mass extinction MORE>


02/24/2016

Congratulations to Aomawa Shields! MORE>


02/19/2016

Geothermal heating enhances atmospheric asymmetries on synchronously rotating planets MORE>


02/19/2016

Water clouds do not cool planets around low mass stars as much as previously believed MORE>


02/19/2016

Dead or Alive? New ways to sniff out imposter biosignatures MORE>


02/17/2016

The global selenium cycle MORE>


02/17/2016

A whiff of ancient oxygen supported by selenium isotopes MORE>


02/17/2016

Rare and abundant microbial lineages in deep-sea hydrothermal vents MORE>


02/03/2016

The unusual architecture of the υ Andromedae planetary system MORE>


01/25/2016

Abiotic oxygen on exoplanets spells trouble for life-detection MORE>


12/07/2015

Is the pale blue dot unique? MORE>


10/31/2015

Simulations of Exotic Clouds on Exoplanet GJ 1214b MORE>


10/14/2015

Where to look for life? MORE>


09/30/2015

Sheltered by the magnetic cocoon MORE>


09/04/2015

The Center of Light: Detecting Exomoons MORE>


08/21/2015

Yuk Yung wins Kuiper Prize! MORE>


08/07/2015

Is that really alien life? MORE>


07/30/2015

Collisions could reveal “invisible gas” in exoplanets MORE>


06/10/2015

Atmospheric signs of volcanic activity could aid search for life MORE>


05/07/2015

Searching for Alien Biosignatures: Non-Photosynthetic Organisms May Produce Novel Signatures of Life on Exoplanets MORE>


05/06/2015

Earliest evidence for microbial nitrogen fixation at 3.2 billion years ago MORE>


04/22/2015

VPL Joins the NExSS Exoplanet Research Network MORE>


02/12/2015

Stars May Change Mini-Neptunes into Habitable Planets MORE>


02/10/2015

New Venus Studies Probe the Dynamic Atmosphere Below the Clouds and Reveal the Complexities of Hazy Worlds MORE>


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>


09/05/2012

VPL Team Selected to Rejoin the NASA Astrobiology Institute MORE>


07/23/2012

VPL Research on Biosignatures Highlighted in Scientific American MORE>


06/15/2012

Virtual Planetary Laboratory Launches New Website MORE>


06/04/2012

Public Lecture - Transit of Venus MORE>


06/02/2012

Seattle Science Expo Day! MORE>


05/31/2012

VPL Researcher Provides Insights & Commentary on Current Issues in Astrobiology MORE>


05/25/2012

VPL Research Scientist Rory Barnes Featured in Astrobiology Magazine for his work on Tidal Venuses MORE>


03/28/2012

VPL Team Members Use Fossilized Raindrop Imprints to Explore Earth's Ancient Environment MORE>


03/18/2012

Researchers from VPL Uncover the Ingredients of Earth's Ancient Atmosphere MORE>


08/20/2011

VPL Researcher Suggests Gas Giants may have Significantly Migrated within Our Solar System MORE>