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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Museum Mania


Mystery Box

Medical Oddities from the Bowels of the Mütter

\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.

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