Today, NASA announced that scientists have found seven potentially Earth-like planets orbiting a star about 40 light years away. UBC experts are available to comment.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Pulsating stars and the nature of stars in general; search for and study of extrasolar planets
*Available between noon and 3 p.m. PST today
Christa Van Laerhoven
Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy
- Planetary science; stability and habitability of the newly-discovered planets