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Sara Seager, Class of 1941 Professor of Physics and Planetary ScienceSara Seager, Class of 1941 Professor of Physics and Planetary Science

An Astrophysicist in Search of E.T.

Sara Seager of MIT thinks we could be able to detect life on other planets in just 20 years


Sara Seager, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is on the hunt for aliens. She thinks we might be able to find them within the next 20 years. In a new report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, she argues that we may soon have the capability to detect life on other planets, a realization she calls "The Awakening."