Watch a revealing interview with the astronomer who has led the search for exoplanets

Want to watch a fun conversation between two astronomers who are working on finding planets that might harbor Earthlike life? This is a terrific interview between American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist Mike Shara and Geoffrey Marcy, a UC Berkeley astronomer whose attempt to discover exoplanets was once, as he puts it, "treated like Star Trek." But now he's at the center of one of the most successful astronomy research teams in recent history - the Kepler group whose efforts have turned up dozens of exoplanets. Find out how Marcy did it, and where his research is headed next.

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