Kepler http://iowapublicradio.org en From 1.8 Million Years Ago to Thousands of Light-Years Away http://iowapublicradio.org/post/18-million-years-ago-thousands-light-years-away <p>Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer checks in with an astronomer here in Iowa, who has found something new while observing a solar system about 3,000 light years from Earth… A discovery that gives us insight on how alien solar systems are structured.</p><p>And, we look into the discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old human skull in Europe that has ignited debate on the origins of distinct species of ancient human relatives.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:27:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 30902 at http://iowapublicradio.org From 1.8 Million Years Ago to Thousands of Light-Years Away Searching For Life On Other Planets http://iowapublicradio.org/post/searching-life-other-planets <p>We now have evidence of hundreds of planets orbiting other stars – and that’s just in our little corner of the Milky Way. But are any of these planets Earth-like? Could they be …habitable?</p><p>Today on River to River, a conversation with astrophysicist Steve Kawaler of ISU.&nbsp; He’s working with NASA’s Kepler Mission. We’ll talk about the mission’s amazing discoveries.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:31:34 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 16479 at http://iowapublicradio.org Searching For Life On Other Planets