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Exotic Solar Systems on the Path to Earth-Like Planets - Livestream

Humans have long wondered about other planetary systems and if potentially Earth-like worlds exist around other stars. NASA's Kepler mission was designed to answer these questions. The Kepler telescope operated from[masked] and discovered over 3,000 confirmed exoplanets and several thousand additional candidates. We now know that while most planetary systems do not look like our own, potentially habitable planets are common in our galaxy. I will share insights from the Kepler mission, the current ongoing NASA TESS mission to find even more planets around nearby bright stars, plans for upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to investigate exoplanet atmospheres, and the future of exoplanetary research.

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Fortney, UC Santa Cruz

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Saturday, 10/23/21


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