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artist's illustration of an "ultrahot Jupiter"
August 9, 2018

A new paper by Laura Kreidberg from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) reports observations of the ultra-hot Jupiter WASP-103b by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and Spitzer Space Telescope.

RW Aur A
July 24, 2018

Scientists, including Scott Wolk from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, may have witnessed the destruction of a young planet or planets for the first time using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt
July 3, 2018

On this Independence Day a century and a half ago, Henrietta Swan Leavitt was born. While working at Harvard College Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. – now part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) – in the late 19th and early 20th century, Leavitt conducted research that led to two of the most surprising and important discoveries in the history of astrophysics.