Dimitar Sasselov

How we found hundreds of potential Earth-like planets

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Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov and his colleagues search for Earth-like planets that may, someday, help us answer centuries-old questions about the origin and existence of biological life elsewhere (and on Earth). Preliminary results show that they have found 706 "candidates" — some of which further research may prove to be planets with Earth-like geochemical characteristics.

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Dimitar Sasselov · Astronomer

Dimitar Sasselov works on uniting the physical and life sciences in the hunt for answers to the question of how life began.

Dimitar Sasselov works on uniting the physical and life sciences in the hunt for answers to the question of how life began.