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A picture of the Evryscope dome with a pink and lavendar sky in the background.In this week’s “Well Said” podcast, assistant professor Nicholas Law from the physics and astronomy department discusses the Evryscope, how it is used to monitor 50 million stars and what they’ve found so far.

Are there other Earth-like worlds in the universe at the right size and with the right atmosphere to support life? That’s what astronomers are trying to figure out right now.

One candidate for such a planet is Proxima b, an exoplanet that orbits the closest star to our sun. Carolina researchers recently conducted a study using a first-of-its-kind telescope that sheds new light and poses new questions about whether or not that planet could support life.

In this week’s episode, assistant professor Nicholas Law from the physics and astronomy department in the College of Arts & Sciences discusses the Evryscope, how he and his team use it to monitor 50 million stars and what they’ve found so far.

Read a transcript of this episode.

Join us every other Wednesday for the University’s podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each episode, students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss what’s going on in classrooms, labs and around campus, and how it pertains to the local, national and international headlines.

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