Astrophiz136: Jake Clark ExoplanetHunter Pt2

Today we bring you the promised Part Two of our interview with Amazing Fulbright Scholar and accomplished exoplanet hunter Jake Clark. 
Listen: https://soundcloud.com/astrophiz/astrophiz136-jake-clark-exoplanethunterpart2
Since Jake’s August interview, he has moved to the US to continue his PhD research with Dr Natalie Hinkel of Hypatia Catalogue fame.
Here in Part 2 of Jake’s Interview, we hear how he looked at 47,000 stars from the GALAH, TESS and Gaia data releases and found that over a third of those stars could host rocky earth-like planets and how Jake has helped discover 12 new exoplanets.
We hear how the spectral signatures of stars can give us a variety of different chemical abundance ratios and thus give us an idea of what sort of rocky worlds we can expect to find orbiting those stars.
Fantastic Science!

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