Exocast-15b: biosignatures, TESS, news, Kepler-37b

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In the 15th episode of Exocast:

  • Andrew revisits the signals life may or may not leave in a planet’s atmosphere, taking in recent results from the NExSS biosignature workshop.
  • Hugh details the pros & cons of NASA’s upcoming planet-hunting machine, the Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey, or TESS, mission.
  • Hannah covers the breaking news, including a host of new results from the Kepler mission.


  • Hugh adopts the mini-Mercury Kepler-37b into our collection, the smallest planet yet found around a main sequence star.

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