JERSEY CITY, N.J. — MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager searches the heavens for alien worlds that resemble Earth, with the ultimate goal of finding an orb that not only looks like our pale blue dot but also harbors life.
Live Science caught up with Seager this month here at the 2018 Liberty Science Center Genius Gala where she was an honoree. Here's the scoop from Seager on where we're at in this Earth-like planet search and how the heck we'll know when we've found one with the ingredients for life.
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