Chances of Life on the Closest Exoplanets

Support and learn more about the PLANETS Foundation here: https://www.planets.life/ Of the 50 exoplanets closest to Earth, which ones are most likely to harbor life? We now know there are more planets in our galaxy than there are stars. On average

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Support and learn more about the PLANETS Foundation here: https://www.planets.life/

Of the 50 exoplanets closest to Earth, which ones are most likely to harbor life?

We now know there are more planets in our galaxy than there are stars. On average, there are 1.6 planets for every star in the Milky Way. Of the 50 closest exoplanets to Earth, are any likely to harbor life?

TRAPPIST-1 and Proxima Centauri b are promising candidates but do we know enough about them to say whether life is there are not? Join Tony Darnell as he discusses this possibility with members of the PLANETS Foundation, Dr. Svetlana Berdugina and Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn.