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Part 1: The Great Exoplanet Debate
Topic: Missions
05/14/12
The Great Exoplanet Debate, hosted by Astrobiology Magazine during the recent 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference, is now available for viewing online.

Part 2: The Great Exoplanet Debate PART 1: Worlds of Expertise
Topic: Alien Life
03/11/13
At the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference, Astrobiology Magazine hosted a plenary session titled: "Expanding the Habitable Zone. The Hunt for Exoplanets Now and Into the Future."

Part 3: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 2: Concepts of Habitability
Topic: Alien Life
03/18/13
In part two of The Great Exoplanet Debate, the panel discusses current concepts of habitability and how they are changing. This debate comes from a plenary session hosted by Astrobiology Magazine at the 2012 Astrobiology Science Conference.

Part 4: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 3: Limits to Determining Habitability
Topic: Alien Life
03/25/13
In part three of The Great Exoplanet Debate, the panel discusses our broadening view of the 'habitable zone' around different star types, and our preconceptions of what makes a 'habitable environment.'

Part 5: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 4: Questioning Habitability
Topic: Alien Life
04/01/13
At a NASA conference, a panel of exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about some of the most important issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In part four of this series, the panelists answer some questions from the audience.

Part 6: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 5: Exoplanet Missions
Topic: Alien Life
04/08/13
At a NASA conference, a panel of exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about some of the most important issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In part five of this series, the panelists discuss the Decadal Survey and its influence on exoplanet missions.

Part 7: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 6: The Future of Exoplanet Missions
Topic: Alien Life
04/15/13
At a NASA conference, exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about issues facing the search for and understanding of extrasolar planets. In part six of this series, the panelists discuss the exciting possibilities of future missions, from the recently-selected TESS Explorer-class mission, to the idea of a hundred-year Starship.

Part 8: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 7: Questioning Exoplanet Missions
Topic: Missions
04/22/13
At a NASA conference, a panel of exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about some of the most important issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In part seven of this series, the audience asks questions and makes comments about exoplanet missions and development.

Part 9: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 8: The Exoplanets That Cried Wolf
Topic: New Planets
04/29/13
At a recent NASA conference, exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In part eight of this series, the panelists debate whether the many press releases about the possible habitability of new-found planets risk "crying wolf".

Part 10: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 9: When Exoplanets Make Headlines
Topic: New Planets
05/06/13
At a recent NASA conference, a panel of exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about some of the most important issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In part nine of this series, the audience asks questions and makes comments about the portrayal of exoplanets in the media.

Part 11: The Great Exoplanet Debate, part 10: The Last Word in Exoplanets
Topic: New Planets
05/13/13
At a recent NASA conference, a panel of exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about some of the most important issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In the final part of this series, the panel discussion wraps up with more questions and comments from the audience.
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