The Search for Other Earth-like Planets

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Olivier Guyon, professor of optical science and astronomy, explains how scientists are searching for other planets that can support life. Viewers learn the odds of finding a habitable planet, how long it would take, and some techniques developed in order to increase the odds. Where this resource does not fit traditionally taught topics, it could be used as an introduction to space exploration or as a springboard for discussing why humans invest so much time and money to studying the cosmos.  

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Pros

  • Fascinating topic
Cons

  • Mostly a brief lecture with very little visual aid