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Lucianne Walkowicz

Lucianne Walkowicz is an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, where she studies stellar magnetic activity and how stars influence a planet's suitability as a host for alien life.

She is also an artist and works in a variety of media, from oil paint to sound.

Science & Technology

Why finding new Earth-like planets is important

Seven years ago, no one - even an astronomer - could tell you whether any planets that might be like Earth existed.