In the Media

2020

Niraula, P., de Wit, J., Rackham, B. V., et al. π Earth: A 3.14 day Earth-sized Planet from K2's Kitchen Served Warm by the SPECULOOS Team, The Astronomical Journal, 160 (172), 2020.

The Astronomical Journal - π Earth: A 3.14 day Earth-sized Planet from K2's Kitchen Served Warm by the SPECULOOS Team

MIT News - Astronomers discover an Earth-sized "pi planet" with a 3.14-day orbit

Fox News - "Mysterious 'pi planet' discovered in deep space"

Forbes - Here's how Researchers Discovered Pi Earth, The Planet With A 3.14 Day Orbit

2019

2019 MATH+X Symposium, 01/19 (Invited Talk), “New Worlds, New Perspectives

2018

de Wit, J., Wakeford H., Lewis N., et al. Atmospheric Reconnaissance of TRAPPIST-1’s Habitable-zone Earth-sized Exoplanets, Nature Astronomy, 2 (214), 2018.

Nature - Atmospheric reconnaissance of the habitable-zone Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1

NASA - New Clues to TRAPPIST Planet Compositions

2017

Gillon, M., Triaud, A., Demory, B.-O., de Wit, J., et al. Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 Nature, 542 456-460, 2017.

Nature - Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1

NASA - Earth-Sized planets: The newest, weirdest generation

de Wit, J., Lewis, N., Knutson, H., Fuller, J., Antoci, V., et al. Planet-induced Stellar Pulsations in HAT-P-2’s Eccentric System, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 836, L17, 2017.

The Astrophysical Journal Letters - Planet-induced Stellar Pulsations in HAT-P-2's Eccentric System

NASA - Spitzer hears stellar 'heartbeat' from planetary companion

MIT, 02/17 (Public event), “New Worlds, New Discoveries: a major leap in the search for life beyond our solar system

Broad Institute, 03/17 (Invited Talk), MIA Meetings, “A Pseudo-random Walk from New Worlds to Diabetes

 

MIT, 03/17 (Keynote), Beyond the Cradle, “New Worlds, New Perspectives

TEDxLiège, 05/17 (Invited Talk),  “Finding Life Elsewhere: an Imminent Paradigm-shifting Experience

2016

de Wit, J., Wakeford H., Gillon, M., Lewis N., Valenti, J., et al. A combined transmission spectrum of the Earth-sized exoplanets TRAPPIST-1 b and c, Nature, 537 69-72, 2016.

Nature - A combined transmission spectrum of the Earth-sized exoplanets TRAPPIST-1 b and c

National Geographic - Hubble Gets First Peek at Atmospheres of Rocky Alien Planets

Gillon, M., Jehin, E., Lederer, S., Delrez, L., de Wit, J., et al. Temperate Earth-sized planets transiting a nearby ultracool dwarf star, Nature, 533 221-224, 2016. 

Nature - Temperate Earth-sized planets transiting a nearby ultracool dwarf star

ESO (European Southern Observatory) - Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Ultracool Dwarf Star

Demory, B.-O., Gillon, M., de Wit, J., Madhusudhan, N., A map of the large day-night temperature gradient of a super-Earth exoplanet” et al. Nature, 532 207-209. 2016. 

Nature - A map of the large day-night temperature gradient of a super-Earth exoplanet

NASA - NASA's Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns on a Super-Earth

de Wit, J., Lewis, N., Langton, J., Laughlin, G., Deming, D., et al. Direct Measure of Radiative and Dynamical Properties of an Exoplanet Atmosphere, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 820 L33, 2016.

The Astrophysical Journal Letters - Direct Measure of Radiative and Dynamical Properties of an Exoplanet Atmosphere

NASA - Investigating the Mystery of Migrating 'Hot Juptiers'

2013

de Wit, J. & Seager, S., Constraining Exoplanet Mass from Transmission Spectroscopy, Science, 342 (6165), 1473-1477, 2013. 

Science - Constraining Exoplanet Mass from Transmission Spectroscopy

MIT News - New technique measures mass of exoplanets

Demory, B.-O., de Wit, J., Lewis, N., Fortney, J., Zsom, A., et al. Inference of Inhomogeneous Clouds in an Exoplanet Atmosphere, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 776 L25, 2013.

The Astrophysical Journal Letters - Inference of Inhomogeneous Clouds in an Exoplanet Atmosphere

NASA - NASA Space Telescope Find Patchy Clouds on Exotic World