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.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Spring Has Sprung


Mystery Box

Every Spring, This Bird Struts its Stuff

\tThe Greater sage-grouse makes its living in sagebrush habitats across the western U.S. and Canada. Every year from late February to May, male sage-grouse perform a striking dance routine each morning at dawn. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, breaks down the dance and describes challenges the birds face in Utah.

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