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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sara Seager: The Next 40 Years of Exoplanets

The field of exoplanets is maturing but still with huge unrealized potential. At the same time, parts of the field of exoplanet research are saturating, and the holy grail to find and identify an Earth analog via a Terrestrial Planet Finder/Darwin-type mission is looking more and more distant. MIT Professor Sara Seager convened her exoplanet friends (most with assigned topics) to give short (10 mins) provocative and visionary talks (videos) on where and how the field of exoplanets should move forward.