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Garik Israelian:
How spectroscopy could reveal alien life

TEDGlobal 2009 · 15:52 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Garik Israelian is a spectroscopist, studying the spectrum emitted by a star to figure out what it's made of and how it might behave. It's a rare and accessible look at this discipline, which may be coming close to finding a planet friendly to life.

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Garik Israelian's stargazing on the Canary Islands has led to high-profile discoveries about space's big disasters — including the first evidence that supernova explosions make black holes. Full bio
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