April 27 - May 3 Stargazer: Using Light In The Search For Life

Apr 27, 2015

Credit Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

In addition to finding out what planets to look for, we hear about analyzing light from outer space in the search for life as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

In this diagram of the large northern constellation of Pegasus, a marking circled in red indicates the dimly viewable star 51 Pegasi, which astronomers say is orbited by 51 Pegasi b.
Credit ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope