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Hunting for hiden life on worlds orbiting old, red stars

By: Blaine Friedlander,  Cornell Chronicle
Mon, 05/16/2016

Searching vast cosmic communities like real estate agents rifling through listings, Cornell astronomers now hunt through time and space for habitable exoplanets – planets beyond our own solar system – looking at planets flourishing in old star, red giant neighborhoods.

Astronomers search for these promising worlds by looking for the “habitable zone,” the region around a star in which water on a planet’s surface is liquid and signs of life can be remotely detected by telescopes.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.