57 min

How Special Is The Earth? | with Dr Elizabeth Tasker | PODCAST #21 Earth Ideas

    • Education

Dr Elizabeth Tasker is an astrophysicist who studies exoplanets: extra-solar planets - those worlds that exist, function and potentially support life outside of our own solar system.    



We talked about methods & theories in discovering and learning about exoplanets, the search for a planet similar to Earth, and the very exciting near future of space technologies & discoveries.   



0:00 Elizabeth's career journey 

9:51 First exoplanet discovery 

17:00 Detecting their compositions 

29:24 How to we detect & guess? 

34:52 Searching for water 

36:53 Searching for life 

44:29 The $.5bn Question 

52:07 JAXA's next missions  



This is a series of in-depth conversations with fascinating people, with loads to say about the current state of the world, everything that came before us, and everything that could be still to come.     



 We hope you enjoy.    

Leave us a comment :)    

SHARE SUBSCRIBE!    

And come back next week for more.     



 If you found this episode valuable, please support me with caffeine to keep them coming https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lauramahler :)    



Refs & Links:  

Hayabusa 2 Asteroid samples landing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55201662

The Planet Factory: https://www.elizabethtasker.com/planetfactory

Elizabeth's Links:   

https://twitter.com/girlandkat 

https://twitter.com/nexssmanyworlds 

https://www.elizabethtasker.com/ 



Our Socials:    

https://twitter.com/ideas_earth 

https://twitter.com/llcmahler 

https://www.instagram.com/earthideaspodcast 

https://www.instagram.com/laura.mahler

Dr Elizabeth Tasker is an astrophysicist who studies exoplanets: extra-solar planets - those worlds that exist, function and potentially support life outside of our own solar system.    



We talked about methods & theories in discovering and learning about exoplanets, the search for a planet similar to Earth, and the very exciting near future of space technologies & discoveries.   



0:00 Elizabeth's career journey 

9:51 First exoplanet discovery 

17:00 Detecting their compositions 

29:24 How to we detect & guess? 

34:52 Searching for water 

36:53 Searching for life 

44:29 The $.5bn Question 

52:07 JAXA's next missions  



This is a series of in-depth conversations with fascinating people, with loads to say about the current state of the world, everything that came before us, and everything that could be still to come.     



 We hope you enjoy.    

Leave us a comment :)    

SHARE SUBSCRIBE!    

And come back next week for more.     



 If you found this episode valuable, please support me with caffeine to keep them coming https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lauramahler :)    



Refs & Links:  

Hayabusa 2 Asteroid samples landing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55201662

The Planet Factory: https://www.elizabethtasker.com/planetfactory

Elizabeth's Links:   

https://twitter.com/girlandkat 

https://twitter.com/nexssmanyworlds 

https://www.elizabethtasker.com/ 



Our Socials:    

https://twitter.com/ideas_earth 

https://twitter.com/llcmahler 

https://www.instagram.com/earthideaspodcast 

https://www.instagram.com/laura.mahler

57 min

Top Podcasts In Education