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Exoplanets and Love: Science That Connects Us to One Another

Natalie Batalha

Exoplanets and Love: Science That Connects Us to One Another

A mission scientist with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, Natalie Batalha hunts for exoplanets — Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that might harbor life. She speaks about unexpected connections between things like love and dark energy, science and gratitude, and how "exploring the heavens" brings the beauty of the cosmos and the exuberance of scientific discovery closer to us all.

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  • Natalie Batalha

    Natalie Batalha

    is an astrophysicist at NASA’s Ames Research Center and the project scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission.