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How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet

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Streamed live on Jul 10, 2017

Over the past couple decades, research has uncovered thousands of exoplanets in orbit around other stars. In particular, the NASA Kepler Mission taught us that Earth-sized planets are commonplace throughout the Galaxy. But the big question remains - did life take root on any of these distant worlds? Using upcoming large telescopes, astronomers will examine the atmospheres of Earth-like planets for the telltale chemical fingerprints of life. The search for life in the universe has entered an exciting new phase.

Speaker: David Charbonneau, Harvard University
Host: Dr. Frank Summers

Recorded live on July 10, 2017 at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, USA

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