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NASA Goddard's Marc Kuchner talks about alien planets on public TV

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

You may have heard the big exoplanet news today:

NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system. The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are too close to their star to be in the so-called habitable zone where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface, but they are the smallest exoplanets ever confirmed around a star like our sun.

In the general spirit of the day, here is some more planet talk — from NASA astrophysicist Marc Kuchner, who recently appeared on Maryland Public Television to discuss the latest research on planets around other stars.




OH AND DID I MENTION? All opinions and opinionlike objects in this blog are mine alone and NOT those of NASA or Goddard Space Flight Center. And while we’re at it, links to websites posted on this blog do not imply endorsement of those websites by NASA.


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