Natalie Batalha

A Planet for Goldilocks

Natalie Batalha

Talk: A Planet for Goldilocks

Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is one of the primary goals of science agencies in the United States and abroad. The goal looms closer as a result of discoveries made by NASA's Kepler Mission. Launched in March 2009, Kepler is exploring the diversity of planets and planetary systems orbiting other stars in the galaxy. Finding inhabited environments is a path of exploration that stretches decades into the future. It begins by determining if Goldilocks planets abound. In this talk, Dr. Batalha will describe the latest discoveries of NASA's Kepler Mission and the possibilities for finding inhabited environments in the not-so-distant future.

Natalie Batalha

Natalie Batalha is a research astronomer in the Space Sciences Division of NASA Ames Research Center.