Ep #46 – Goldilocks and The Three Planets (Identification of Kepler 452B)

The three stargazers welcome their first guest and bonafide physics writer Calla Cofield (Space.com) to talk about the identification of earth-like planets 14,000 light years away.  Calla discusses Kepler 452b and its prospects as a habitable planet, Raj confesses he wrote angsty sci-fi short stories as a youth, Jono Skypes in from outer space to explain the origin of crop circles, and Joe is worried about the shadow biosphere.

The paper: “DISCOVERY AND VALIDATION OF Kepler-452b: A 1.6 RÅ SUPER EARTH EXOPLANET IN THE HABITABLE ZONE OF A G2 STAR” (Jenkins et al., 2015).
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