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Focus on Stars in Search for Earth-Like Worlds

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Focus on Stars in Search for Earth-Like Worlds

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Focus on Stars in Search for Earth-Like Worlds

Focus on Stars in Search for Earth-Like Worlds

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Researchers release a "short list" of stars to target in the search for life elsewhere in the universe. An astronomer discusses how to narrow down the possible universe of star targets to find stars likely to have worlds similar to our own, or even to have life.

Guest:

Margaret Turnbull, post-doctoral research associate, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington