Collected by WGBH Forum Network, research Anjali Tripathi visited Science in the News to discuss her work looking for planets.

Tripathi explains that using current technology, we can find new planets, but we use several different methods, including directly seeing and inferring from data.  She also talks about why Earth is unique and why we haven't found many other habitable planets.

This talk was taped on May 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.