Dr. Natalie Batalha of NASA’s Kepler Mission Project gives a public lecture about A Planet for Goldilocks: Kepler & the Search for Living Worlds –
NASA’s Kepler Mission launched in 2009 with the objective of finding “Goldilocks planets” orbiting other stars like our Sun. The space telescope opened our eyes to the many terrestrial-sized planets that populate the galaxy (including several right in our neighborhood,) as well as to exotic worlds unlike anything that exists in the solar system. Dr. Batalha gives an overview of the science legacy of the Kepler Mission and other key planet discoveries (including some results only a few weeks old). She also gives a preview of planet-finding missions to come.