Jaime Green is an MFA candidate at Columbia University in Nonfiction, where she also teaches writing. She writes about food, museums, books, and science. She is a staff writer for astrobites, where she focuses on exoplanets and astrobiology, and her work has also appeared in The Awl, The Rumpus, Hooded Utilitarian, The Cossack, and Download the Universe. She is the host and producer of The Catapult, a podcast of new writing.
A team of Colombian researchers are arguing for a new refinement to the idea of the habitable zone that takes the presence of life itself into account.
Earth and its solar system compatriots all have nearly circular orbits, but many exoplanets orbit their stars on wildly eccentric paths. Is our home system strange? Or is our sense of the data skewed?