Media Coverage


My Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science (ERES) Symposium talk on the habitable zoones of pre-main-sequence stars (May 29, 2015)

My SETI talk on the habitable zones of pre-main-sequence stars (January 6, 2015)


Volcanoes – Making Your Planet Habitable for 4.6 Billion Years, SparkDialog,March 14, 2017

Zonas de habitabilidad: donde la vida es posible, La fábrica de la ciencia, May 23, 2016

Episodes CXXXII –  CXXXIV, Mars Pirate Radio, February 22, 2016 



Which habitable zones are the best to actually search for life? Universe Today, March 16, 2019

With all of these new planets found in the habitable zone, maybe it’s time to fine tune the habitable zone Universe Today, July 31, 2018

The Habitable Zone: The Impact of Methane Centauri Dreams, May 11, 2018

Is your planet too frigid for life? Just add methane Salon, May 9, 2018

A Warmer and Wetter Early Mars Science Trends, May 8, 2018 

Recent work challenges view of early Mars, picturing a warm desert with occasional rain  EurekAlert!, May 2, 2018

Are water worlds habitable? Scientific American, April 5, 2018

Extrasolar ocean worlds in the ‘ice cap zone’ could harbor life, says planetary scientists, Forbes, March 31, 2018

Bummer News for Future Humans Hoping to Escape to EuropaGizmodo, July 31, 2017

Volcanoes could make some alien planets warm enough for life,, March 6, 2017

A Volcanic View of the Habitable Zone, Centauri Dreams, February 28, 2017

How volcanoes make the universe more livable, The Atlantic, February 28, 2017

The prospects for life on TRAPPIST-1 keep getting better, Gizmodo, February 28, 2017

Cameo in IMAX movie “The search for life in space“,  October 21, 2016

Obama aboga por dar el “gran salto” a Marte, El Universal, October 12, 2016

Maybe we don’t have to nuke  Mars (so much) after all, Gizmodo, August 18,2016

Space experts say sending humans to Mars worth the risk, ScienceNews, May 24, 2016

Solar superflares set stage for life on Earth, Discovery News, May 23, 2016

Astronomers might have just solved a key mystery about the origin of life, Gizmodo, May 23, 2016

Hunting for hidden life on worlds orbiting old red stars, Astronomy magazine, May 19, 2016

Friendly giants have cozy habitable zones too, Universe Today,     May 18, 2016         

The habitable zone for alien life could be far  bigger than  we had thought, Huffington Post, May 17, 2016

‘The Martian’ is entertaining science fiction rooted in fact, ScienceNews, October 3, 2015

It’s sci-fi, but the new movie “The Martian” has some real science  in itWashington Post, September 28, 2015                                                                                               

Search for Life in the Universe, Time Magazine, March 2015 

¿Cúal  fue la historia de la atmósfera de Marte?,, March 19, 2015

How to spot more planets like Earth,,Dec 5, 2014

Mars slow to yield its secretsNatureJuly 23, 2014

Milky Way Could have 100 Million Planets Hospitable for Complex Life, Popular Mechanics, June 5, 2014

Early Mars couldn’t hold liquid water long, ScienceNews, April, 2014

Unusual greenhouse gases may have raised ancient Martian, Nov 24, 2013

Fact or Fiction? We can push the planet into a runaway greenhouse apocalypseScientific American, July 31, 2013

Lone Signal aims to send “hello!” tweets to extraterrestrials, CNN Money, June 17, 2013

Earth is closer to the edge of Sun’s habitable zone,, March 25, 2013

Interview with LBC 97.3 radio (London, England) on Alien planet hunters, Feb 2, 2013

Researchers develop model for identifying habitable zones around stars, Penn State News, Jan 29, 2013

A New Habitable Zone, Planetary Habitability Laboratory, Jan 29, 2013

Alien planet hunters redefine the “habitable zone” where life can exist – and find Earth is right on the edge, Daily Mail, Jan 20, 2013