Finding Earth 2.0

Finding another planet like Earth outside of our solar system is now a possibility like never before. More than at any other time in human history, we have to tools to begin finding Earth's twin.

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Finding another planet like Earth outside of our solar system is now a possibility like never before.

More than at any other time in human history, we have to tools to begin finding Earth's twin. Today's hangout features a discussion with Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Staff Scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Archive. Jessie is an expert in exoplanetary systems and has focused her research on:

Measurement and analysis of exoplanet atmosphere compositions; detection and characterisation of interesting exoplanet systems; derivation of planet occurrence rates from the NASA Kepler mission and the generation and analysis of planet and planet candidate catalogues.

Jessie loves to talk to the public about astronomy and the search for life beyond our solar system and has been been featured in many media programs including NASA's Unexplained Files on the Discovery Science channel.

Here is NASA's Exoplanet Archive:
https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/