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Judging a Planet's Habitability With Abel Mendez

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Air Date: 10/26/2009
Run Time: 0:28:52

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  • Abel Mendez, Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

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Nearly 400 exoplanets discovered so far, and a truly terrestrial planet may be found soon. Abel Mendez has proposed a system for evaluating any planet's ability to support life, including our own! Bill Nye on the elemental link between two stories in the news. Emily Lakdawalla's Q&A says there really ARE planets. A new space trivia quiz on What's Up with Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan.

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