Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Allison Youngblood

(Rsch AST, Stlr Galctic&Xtrgltc Astr)

Allison Youngblood's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.286.6318
Org Code: 667
Mail Code 667
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Research Interests

Exoplanets and their host stars

Astrophysics: Extrasolar planets

Stellar Activity

Astrophysics: Stars


Research Astrophysicist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD

July 2021 - Present

Research Scientist II

LASP / University of Colorado - Boulder, CO

October 2019 - July 2021

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD

September 2017 - September 2019

Research Scientist I

LASP / University of Colorado - Boulder, CO

May 2017 - September 2017


Ph.D. in Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences from University of Colorado Boulder, 2017
Thesis: Star Formation and Planets in Harsh Environments

M.S. in Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences from University of Colorado Boulder, 2012

B.A. in Astrophysics from Wellesley College, 2010

Professional Societies

American Astronomical Society

2010 - Present



2024. "PReSSiC: Planetary Remote Sensing using SiC detectors." 243rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, id. 329.05. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society Vol. 56 (No. 2 e-id): [Proceedings]

2024. "Atmospheric Escape From Three Terrestrial Planets in the L 98-59 System." The Astrophysical Journal 961 (1): 115 [10.3847/1538-4357/ad0e0e] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Prospects for Cryovolcanic Activity on Cold Ocean Planets." The Astrophysical Journal 956 (1): 29 [10.3847/1538-4357/ace9b6] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "EXOSpy: A python package to investigate the terrestrial exosphere and its FUV emission." Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 10 [10.3389/fspas.2023.1082150] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "A Pilot Survey of an M Dwarf Flare Star with Swift’s UV Grism." Research Notes of the AAS 6 (9): 201 [10.3847/2515-5172/ac9591] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Intrinsic Lyα Profiles of High-velocity G, K, and M Dwarfs." The Astrophysical Journal 926 (2): 129 [10.3847/1538-4357/ac4711] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Simultaneous Multiwavelength Flare Observations of EV Lacertae." The Astrophysical Journal 922 (1): 31 [10.3847/1538-4357/ac1946] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Estimating the Ultraviolet Emission of M Dwarfs with Exoplanets from Ca II and Hensuremathalpha." The Astronomical Journal 160 (6): 269 [10.3847/1538-3881/abbf5c] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "The First Habitable-zone Earth-sized Planet from TESS. I. Validation of the TOI-700 System." The Astronomical Journal 160 (3): 116 [10.3847/1538-3881/aba4b2] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "The Hubble Space Telescope's Near-UV and Optical Transmission Spectrum of Earth as an Exoplanet." The Astronomical Journal 160 (3): 100 [10.3847/1538-3881/aba0b4] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "The L 98-59 System: Three Transiting, Terrestrial-size Planets Orbiting a Nearby M Dwarf." The Astronomical Journal 158 (1): 32 [10.3847/1538-3881/ab2459] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "The Orion fingers: H2 temperatures and excitation in an explosive outflow." Astrophysical Journal 857 7 [] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "H2 Fluorescence in M Dwarf Systems: A Stellar Origin." The Astrophysical Journal 845 (1): 3 [10.3847/1538-4357/aa7b79] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "The MUSCLES Treasury Survey. IV. Scaling Relations for Ultraviolet, Ca II K, and Energetic Particle Fluxes from M Dwarfs." The Astrophysical Journal 843 (1): 31 [10.3847/1538-4357/aa76dd] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "The effect of ISM absorption on stellar activity measurements and its relevance for exoplanet studies." Astronomy & Astrophysics 601 A104 [10.1051/0004-6361/201630339] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "The ALMA View of the OMC1 Explosion in Orion." The Astrophysical Journal 837 (1): 60 [10.3847/1538-4357/aa5c8b] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "THE MUSCLES TREASURY SURVEY. III. X-RAY TO INFRARED SPECTRA OF 11 M AND K STARS HOSTING PLANETS." The Astrophysical Journal 824 (2): 102 [10.3847/0004-637x/824/2/102] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "THE MUSCLES TREASURY SURVEY. II. INTRINSIC LYαAND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA OF K AND M DWARFS WITH EXOPLANETS." The Astrophysical Journal 824 (2): 101 [10.3847/0004-637x/824/2/101] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "THE ORION FINGERS: NEAR-IR SPECTRAL IMAGING OF AN EXPLOSIVE OUTFLOW." The Astronomical Journal 151 (6): 173 [10.3847/0004-6256/151/6/173] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "THE MUSCLES TREASURY SURVEY. I. MOTIVATION AND OVERVIEW." The Astrophysical Journal 820 (2): 89 [10.3847/0004-637x/820/2/89] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "The Orion fingers: Near-IR adaptive optics imaging of an explosive protostellar outflow." Astronomy & Astrophysics 579 A130 [10.1051/0004-6361/201425073] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "The dense gas mass fraction in the W51 cloud and its protoclusters." Astronomy & Astrophysics 573 A106 [10.1051/0004-6361/201424979] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "THE SPINDLE: AN IRRADIATED DISK AND BENT PROTOSTELLAR JET IN ORION." The Astrophysical Journal 756 (2): 137 [10.1088/0004-637x/756/2/137] [Journal Article/Letter]