The Search for Another Earth
Lecture no. 24 from the course: Life in Our Universe
Taught by Professor Laird Close | 35 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Now that you've seen why humanity will eventually have to leave Earth, consider astronomers' next steps, challenges, and planned missions. Examine why specialized optical systems called coronagraphs are necessary to detect habitable Earths, and how the use of direct imaging spectra is crucial to identifying whether the biomarkers of life are present on other worlds.