In the Distant Earths blog I share news and views on the exciting research aimed at finding life beyond the solar system. The blog includes updates on the related astrobiological research and latest results on extrasolar planets. My goal is to provide more details, explanation, and context on results than typical press releases and articles do, without getting too technical.
About Daniel Apai:
I am an Associate Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at The University of Arizona‘s Steward Observatory and Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Before moving to the University of Arizona I worked as an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, supporting the Hubble Space Telescope mission. My research focuses on understanding how habitable planetary systems form and on searching for and characterizing exoplanets; I regularly use some of the largest ground-based telescopes as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes.