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Charbonneau Exoplanet Research Team Makes Major Discovery

Discovery to be detailed in major peer-reviewed journal on Dec. 17; NSF sponsors embargoed webcast news briefing for journalists on Dec. 14

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Photo of David Charbonneau, NSF's 2009 Alan T. Waterman Awardee.

David Charbonneau was NSF's 2009 Alan T. Waterman Awardee. Charbonneau is currently the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. His research focuses on the development of novel techniques for the detection and characterization of planets orbiting nearby, Sun-like stars. These distant worlds are called exoplanets.

Credit: Julia Cort (NOVA Science Now, WGBH Boston)

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