Is there life on other worlds? Astronomers finally have the technology to begin answering this perennial question. During the last twenty years, they have been finding thousands of planets around other stars. Some are strangely familiar, others exotically different. Could any of them support life? Stuart Clark will explain this fascinating study for a general public audience.
Dr Stuart Clark is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Hertfordshire and an award-winning author and journalist. His Guardian blog Across the Universe attracts more than 3 million readers a year. He is a consultant for New Scientist and in 2013 was named European Astronomy Journalist of the Year.