Letter from the Head of Department, Rob van der Hilst.
In EAPS, we seek to understand the Earth within the context of our solar system—and the universe beyond—by exploring planetary accretion, magnetic fields, formation of climates and atmospheres, and the potential for life on planets circling distant stars.
Launching in 2018, a new high-earth orbit telescope will keep Sara Seager and her team busy as it scans 200,000 of the nearest, brightest stars for temperate, rocky exoplanets.
Last year Julien de Wit and colleagues discovered a system of seven new exoplanets using a prototype—and now they’re scaling-up the project, building new SPECULOOS telescopes to expand the search for habitable worlds.
With a long and accomplished career as prelude, Richard Binzel is just getting started—with an impressive four new NASA missions set to explore our asteroid neighbors.
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