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Science Update: The Search for Life-Nurturing Stars
ST. LOUIS — Astronomers announced last month that they had discovered the most Earth-like planet ever found around another star. Although the planet is unlikely to harbor living organisms, the find adds momentum to the search for life outside our solar system. On Saturday at the AAAS Annual Meeting, researchers discussed their exhaustive search for potentially habitable star systems in our galaxy.
Listen to a 60-second Science Update report here.
Science Update, hosted by Bob Hirshon, is a AAAS radio show that airs on more than 50 stations nationwide. It also airs often on “America in the Morning,” a show featured on Westwood One, the largest U.S. radio network.
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The Science Update staff produces one 60-second news or feature program five days a week, every week of the year. It’s a creative challenge to produce something informative, compelling and entertaining so frequently, and on such a tight canvas, but the Science Update program has won many awards since its inception in 1988.
In addition to Hirshon, the staff includes producers Corinna Wu and Chelsea Wald and writer Justin Warner.
Want to hear more? Click here to learn about the weekly Science Update podcast.
18 February 2006