SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #98: Nearly There: The Quest for Another Earth — A Conversation with Director Lisa Kaltenegger (Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute)
Episode 098 features special guests: Lisa Kaltenegger
In this enlightening episode of the Space Cafe Podcast, Markus engages in a fascinating conversation with Lisa Kaltenegger, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. As a renowned astronomer and leading expert in the field of exoplanet research, Kaltenegger offers a compelling perspective on the search for planets beyond our solar system, particularly those that might harbor life. She delves into the cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that are propelling this quest forward, sharing her enthusiasm for uncovering the mysteries of the universe.
3 Memorable Quotes by Lisa Kaltenegger:
- “Every star you see in the night sky could be a sun to someone else. With thousands of exoplanets discovered, the possibility of finding another Earth is not just a dream, but a reachable goal.”
- “Our work at the Carl Sagan Institute is not just about finding planets; it’s about understanding their environments, atmospheres, and potential for sustaining life as we know it.”
- “The universe is vast and filled with wonders. The discovery of exoplanets similar to Earth is not only a triumph of human curiosity but also a humbling reminder of our place in the cosmos.”
List of All Links or Names Shared:
- Lisa Kaltenegger
- Cornell University’s Carl Sagan Institute
- The Kepler Space Telescope
- The Hubble Space Telescope
- TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)
- James Webb Space Telescope (Webb Telescope Official Website)
Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler:
- Lisa Kaltenegger’s choice: “The Köln Concert” by Keith Jarrett, reflecting her love for classical and improvisational music. Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert on Spotify†.
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