March 04, 2019
Department Ph.D. candidate Megan Mansfield's research on exoplanet HAT-P-11b was recently featured in AAAS Nova. She and her collaborators used Hubble to study the hot Neptune, discovering that helium was escaping from the planet's atmosphere. HAT-P-11b joins only a handful of exoplanets with recorded atmospheric escape rates. Congratulations, Megan!
Original Paper: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aaf166/meta