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The Habitable Zone

Future explorers discover there are many factors a world needs to be hospitable for life, even if they are found in a star's "habitable zone."
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December 7th, 2018

The Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox

Space explorers (actors from "The Expanse") are searching for a new hospitable world, aided by their computer with a Rod Serling complex (Parry Shen of "General Hospital").
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July 9th, 2019

The Habitable Zone: Scorched Earth Enigma

This new episode follows explorers (actors from “The Expanse”) into a planetary danger zone in their quest for another Earth. Can their computer (Parry Shen of “General Hospital”) save them from a nasty fate?
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November 5th, 2019

Goldilocks Paradox Unplugged: Behind the Sci-Fi (Part I)

Part 1 of a discussion between astronomers about the video Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox. How can an exoplanet be at the right temperature but still not have liquid water? If we want to find an exoplanet that could host life like us, why does it matter what that planet is made of? Find out more about the science behind the search for a habitable exoplanet in the episode The Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox.
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November 5th, 2019

Goldilocks Paradox Unplugged: Art vs. Science (Part II)

Part 2 of a discussion between astronomers about the video Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox. How is real scientific data used to help visualize exoplanets? What decisions do visual artists have to make when depicting an exoplanet? How do exoplanet researchers feel about exoplanet art? Find out more about the science behind the search for a habitable exoplanet in the episode The Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox
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November 26th, 2019

Goldilocks Paradox Unplugged: Characterizing Exoplanets (Part III)

Part 3 of a discussion between astronomers about the video Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox. How do we learn so much about what exoplanet are like? Can astronomers today actually detect water on these distant worlds? Find out more about the science behind the search for a habitable exoplanet in the episode The Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox.
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December 6th, 2019

Goldilocks Paradox Unplugged: The Search For Life (Part IV)

Part 4 of a discussion between astronomers about the video Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox. What is the likelihood we may discover an exoplanet that could sustain human life? And are scientists searching for non-human life on other worlds? Find out more about the science behind the search for a habitable exoplanet in the episode The Habitable Zone: Goldilocks Paradox.