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Courtney Dressing

Courtney Dressing

Courtney Dressing

Courtney Dressing is a graduate student in the Astronomy Department at Harvard University working with David Charbonneau to investigate the frequency, composition, and detectability of small planets around small stars using Kepler and the high-precision HARPS-North spectrograph at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in La Palma. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University in June 2010 and her master's degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Harvard University in 2012.

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A Recipe for a Small Planet

January 20, 2015 • 28:50

Astronomer and planetary scientist Courtney Dressing is the lead author of research that may have found the formula for the mass and composition of Earth-like planets. She reveals the ingredients and why she spent time at JPL while in high school.

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