How We'll Find Life on Other Planets | Aomawa Shields | TED Talks (
Astronomer Aomawa Shields searches for clues that life might exist
elsewhere in the universe by examining the atmospheres of distant
exoplanets. When she isn't exploring the heavens, the classically
trained actor (and TED Fellow) looks for ways to engage young women in
the sciences using theater, writing and visual art. "Maybe one day
they'll join the ranks of astronomers who are full of contradictions,"
she says, "and use their backgrounds to discover, once and for all, that
we are truly not alone in the universe."

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