• Exoplanets: The Search for Another Earth

  • Written by: Danielle George
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  • Summary

  • Technologically there's never been a better time to search for a new earth beyond our solar system.

    Professor Danielle George examines exoplanets in the so-called habitable zone. Those that have liquid water. And maybe even life.

    She wonders how we might be able to take the our first ever high resolution picture of an exoplanet using the microchips found in mobile phones. And she meets world-leading astrophysicists to ask if within our lifetimes humans might step foot on an earth-like planet.

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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Exoplanets, The Basics

    May 25 2020

    As we stare up into space on a clear, starry night and wonder just what is out there, we first need to answer the most basic question of all: what is an exoplanet?

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    34 mins
  • Ep. 2: The Search for Life

    May 25 2020

    What might be needed for life to flourish on an exoplanet - and should we start by looking in our own cosmic backyard? A chance to answer the question: is there anybody out there?

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    34 mins
  • Ep. 3: The Exoplanet Pioneer

    May 25 2020

    How the remarkable deep space telescope helped pioneering astronomers discover new earths tens and hundreds of light years away. And we meet the man who 30 years ago turned scientific theory into scientific fact when he discovered the very first exoplanet.

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    30 mins

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  • Rob L.
  • 11-04-21

Great listen

Makes you want to find an exoplanet and find out how we could get there.

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  • Rege
  • 01-06-20

It should appeal you if you're tech savvy.

It kept my attention throughout series, soundtrack adds more colors, and insightful and well thought concepts.

Really enjoyed!

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  • katie
  • 01-06-20

Let's go exo!

This podcast is perfect for launching your imagination into interstellar space while our Earth is locked down.The passion of all involved was vitalising.I was initially very cynical of Amazon as a company but my opinion has slightly changed through making these wonderful educational resources available.A big thank you and well done to all involved for reminding us just how incredible existence is!

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  • springerlady
  • 11-07-20

brilliant content sham about the "music"

content excellent narrator good but intrusive strange repeatituve musak almost ruined some sections
please revise for benefit of other listeners

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-20

Great listen

Great overview of the current state of exoplanet exploration and fitting tributes to some of the greats of the past.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-06-20

Fantastic!

What a great introduction to the frontier of this branch of science. A great listen!

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  • MR R GURNEY
  • 21-06-20

Music

The music ruins the interesting content.

it's sounds like it's edited by someone on Mdma

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  • Joye C.
  • 07-08-20

brilliant

loved it. really brought me up to speed on exoworlds. looking forward to more. thankyou.

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  • Swordflasher
  • 03-06-20

Ruined by incidental music alongside the narration

I tried to listen to this fascinating podcast, but kept being distracted by never knowing when background music would detract from my being able to focus on the narration.
Please stop doing this, Amazon! Please don't have background music while people are talking. Save it for the beginning and the end, or in between chapters if you must.

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  • Damian L
  • 14-06-20

Wonderful experience

Niesamowite jak szybko technologia idzie do przodu i jak mali zaczynamy sie wydawac na tle bilionow gwiazd. ale obiecujace jest ze sa ludzie na tej ziemi ktorzy tak mocno daza do uzyskania odpowiedzi mimo ze istnieje duze prawdopodbienstwo ze to ich wnuki beda dyskutowac o potwierdzonych wynikach.

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  • craig massey
  • 14-06-20

diabolical

I hate the annoying music in the background it's so distracting and patronising don't buy!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-20

extremely interesting and well produced

perfect balance of science and narrative. so interesting!
I was always interested in the topic but found the science hard to grasp. This podcast keeps you engaged in every episode.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-20

Good

Comments from scientist from around the world would have made this better, not just the anglo saxon community.

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  • susan wee
  • 24-07-20

loved it

good information presented in an entertaining way. top experts. very understandable. plenty of food for thought.

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  • Andrew
  • 22-07-20

Good but too much music.

I liked the information and the interviews but I don't get why so many audible originals insist on playing so much music while people are talking... It's an educational audio book not a story.
Would have rated higher otherwise.

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  • Jamie
  • 10-07-20

Nice overview but,

I would have preferred a bit more discussion of the hard science behind all these amazing discoveries.

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  • Mike JW Thorne
  • 25-06-20

Easy to read

Gave good info, reading good.
Information good, will listen to it again and again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-20

amazing

before this I had no idea about exoplanets. it's amazing to think of the possibilities of other life..... on the other hand, life is so fragile that it is also possible that we as humans are unique.....

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  • Andrew M.
  • 12-07-21

Dumbed-down trash

Dumbed-down rubbish. It takes until the final episode to introduce the notion of the Goldilocks zone. Kill me now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-21

Magnificent and breathtaking...

Brilliant series that is extremely thought provoking, entertaining and 'Sagan'esque in its scope....
Highly recommended for thinking minds.

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  • patrick martin
  • 20-01-21

Shame

Any physicist or biologist who pretends to believe in man made global warming is a disgrace to science and humany. All solar physicists will tell you climate is driven by solar cycles, CO2 follows global warming by 600+ years and we are entering a 30 year mini ice age. Shame on you.