The Sunday Read: The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

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The star-crossed life of Sara Seager, an astrophysicist obsessed with discovering the possibility of other life in the universe.

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Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via StitcherOn today’s episode of “The Sunday Read,” we tell the story of a woman who has spent her life trying to find the light of other worlds. We hope it can offer an escape when our own feels so dark.This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.
Sara Seager is a tenured professor of physics and of planetary science, certified a “genius” by the MacArthur Foundation in 2013. Her area of expertise is the relatively new field of exoplanets: planets that orbit stars other than our sun.
Sara Seager is a tenured professor of physics and of planetary science, certified a “genius” by the MacArthur Foundation in 2013. Her area of expertise is the relatively new field of exoplanets: planets that orbit stars other than our sun. Credit...Noah Kalina
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