Lectures and Talks

A Planet for Goldilocks with Natalie Batalha

Monday, May 11, 2015

Frontiers May 2015

"Not too hot, not too cold" reads the prescription for a world that's just right for life as we know it.

Finding so called Goldilocks planets and evidence of life beyond Earth is a goal of science agencies worldwide. Launched in March 2009, NASA's Kepler Spacecraft is exploring the diversity of planets and planetary systems orbiting other stars. Do Goldilocks planets abound? Kepler mission scientist Natalie Batalha will describe the endeavor’s latest discoveries and the possibilities for finding inhabited environments in the not-so-distant future.