Sara Seager

Mar. 06, 2015

The Interstellar Tourist’s Guide to Exoplanets

Exoplanet hunter Sara Seager explains how biosignature gases could help identify life on exoplanets, and The Takeaway’s John Hockenberry takes Ira on a futuristic tour of exoplanet vacation destinations.

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Nov. 15, 2013

Searching for Earth 2.0

New data suggest one in every five stars like the sun may have an Earth-like planet circling it.

kepler, earth, goldilocks zone, sara seager, exoplanet, habitable planet

May. 20, 2011

Exoplanets Floating Freely, Without A Star

Ten newly discovered exoplanets are very distant from their host stars, or not orbiting them at all.

planet, space, nasa, telescope


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Cetacean Science


Mystery Box

How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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