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Exo-Planets, Honoring Michel Mayor

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D Wayne Dworsky

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How do we discover new planets?  What are the challenges to discover a habitable planet?  Could we find another Earth?   Join us to discover the new tools that provide the planet finder technology that may give us a window into unknown alien worlds.  We re-examine the painstaking efforts that brought us ever closer to that incredible moment when we found our very first exo-planet in the Pagasus 51 system on October 6, 1995 by Swiss astronomers, Michel Mayer and Didier Queloz.  We also decipher the plots and the cinematographic special effects of the Alien and Avatar movies.  These give us hope and encourage our creativity.

Please join Melissa and me Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8 pm ET for an in-depth look at Exo-Planets and the prospects of finding life there.