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Finding a New Earth: Exoplanets and the Habitable Zone

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Published on Jun 12, 2016

May 11, 2016
Dr. Stephen Kane (San Francisco State University)
Over 1500 new planetary systems have been discovered, many of which include planets quite different from those in our own Solar System. A key step towards finding “Earth 2.0” will be to identify rocky planets that occupy the “Habitable Zone” of their stars. Dr. Kane describes what the idea of a Habitable Zone means and shows examples of planets that lie in their star’s Habitable Zone (even if the star is not like our Sun.)

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