Overview

New extrasolar planets are being discovered all the time by both spacecraft and ground-based instruments.  As technology improves, it becomes easier to find planets of varying sizes and distances from their parent stars, and it also becomes possible to analyze their composition, temperature, and other properties. We use technologies such as direct imaging of extrasolar planets and circumstellar disks to develop an understanding of planet, comet, and asteroid formation.

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Our research explores the structure and composition of galaxies beyond our own. From the creation of the first galaxies to the evolution of young galaxies, observations about the Big Bang to galaxy surveys through cosmic time, our methods use technologies such as infrared spectroscopy and satellite obervation platforms to develop theories of galactic evolution.
 

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