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Frontiers Lecture: A Planet for Goldilocks

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“Not too hot, not too cold” is how scientists typically describe an ideal planet 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. In this podcast, Kepler mission scientist Natalie Batalha describes the endeavor’s latest discoveries and the possibilities for finding inhabited environments in the not-so-distant future.

This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on May 11, 2015.



Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour and 9 mins, 133 MB)

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.