In the fifth exocast episode:
- Andrew take us through what biosignatures it would take to tell if a planet is habitable/in-habited.
- Hugh explores a quirk of Einsteinian physics which allows us to search for planets.
- Hannah looks at the news including the inroduction of a new scientific method – astrochronology, phase curves of WASP-43, and a new cohort of planets. In addition, she shares a little rant on the impact of scientific reporting on public perception of exoplanet science.
- And Hugh adopts the directly imaged world Beta Pic b to our exocast family portrait.