Bio exoplanets

Sara Seager is a Professor of Planetary Science and Physics at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. She holds the Class of 1941 Professorship Chair. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a MacArthur Fellow.

Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars other than the sun. Astronomers have confirmed over 1000 exoplanets. For thousands of years, people have wondered, “Are there other planets like Earth out there?” For the first time in human history we are on the verge of being able to answer this ancient question.

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Prof. Seager’s research focuses on computer models of exoplanet atmospheres, interiors, and biosignatures. Her favorite projects involve the search for planets like Earth with signs of life on them.

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