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The Habitable Zone Unplugged

Find out more about the science of exoplanets from the Habitable Zone series from astronomers who study them.
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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.
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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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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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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.