Kristen Menou

Columbia University, Faculty

In Search of Other Earths

Astronomers are hunting for Earth-like planets. In fact, it appears likely that an Earth-mass planet will be discovered within a few years. Will this planet be suitable for life as we know it? And if it does host such life, will we be able to tell? The search for other Earths has just begun and it promises to be an extremely exciting scientific adventure.