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Overview

The Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory studies the formation and evolution of stars and planetary systems using advanced telescopes and theoretical techniques. We develop new technology and ideas that help us understand our place in the universe. Research also contributes to the search for Earth-like planets and habitable environments around other stars. Key areas of research include exoplanet searches and theoretical modeling, stellar debris disks, young stellar objects, stellar astrophysics, and numerical modeling of planetary system evolution.

Astrophysical Research:
Extrasolar Planets, Debris Disks, Young Stellar Objects, Stellar Astrophysics, Theory, Coronagraphic imagers, Ultraviolet detectors, Integral Field Spectroscopy

Missions:
Hubble, Herschel, LBTI, TESS, JWST, WFC3, STIS

Future Mission Concepts
AFTA/WFIRST, Exo-C, Exo-S, ATLAST, FKSI, SI

Our Exoplanets Seminar Series meets Tuesdays at 11:30 in Build. 34, Rm. E215.


The Stellar and Extragalactic Astronomy Lunch meets Thursdays at noon in Build. 34, Rm. E215.


2012 National Capital Area Disks Meeting


Interested in joining our team?
Apply for a NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) fellowship, a NASA Graduate Student fellowship or for a Sagan fellowship. Next due dates: Jul 1 (NPP), Nov 5 (Sagan).


As part of the EPOXI mission's objectives to characterize the Earth as a planet for comparison with planets around other stars, the spacecraft looked back at Earth collecting a series of images.

Contact Us

Dr. KARL STAPELFELDT
301-286-3328
Chief [667]
karl.r.stapelfeldt@nasa.gov

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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