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Daniel Apai

Associate Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona

Daniel is an Associate Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at The University of Arizona. His research focuses on extrasolar planet discovery and characterization, including studies of planetary atmospheres, planet formation, and planetary habitability. Daniel is Principal Investigator of the Earths in Other Solar Systems team, a large interdisciplinary NASA-funded research group exploring how habitable exoplanet form. He also leads Project EDEN, a search for habitable worlds around the closest stars; and Cloud Atlas, a large program on the Hubble Space Telescope that studies clouds in extrasolar planets.

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A New Era in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life: We Can Finally Analyze Exoplanet Atmospheres

The ingredients for life are spread throughout the universe. While Earth is the only known place in the universe with life, detecting life beyond Earth is a major goal of modern astronomy and planetary...

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Is Finding Hundreds of Exoplanets—and Is Poised to Find Thousands More

Within just 50 light-years from Earth, there are about 1,560 stars, likely orbited by several thousand planets. About a thousand of these extrasolar planets, known as exoplanets, may be rocky and have a composition...

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