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Podcast: Hunting for planets

Astronomers how think our galaxy is filled with billions of planets. Kate Lunau on the Biggest Discovery Ever

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Astronomers recently discovered that our galaxy is filled with billions of planets. Now the race is on to see how fast we can get there.

In this podcast, Maclean’s writer Kate Lunau talks with Jessica Allen about Maclean’s cover story this week: The Biggest Discovery Ever.

Hear them discuss the possibility of interstellar space travel. Find out about the search for life-sustaining planets and what scientists are doing right now to get us to another star. Listen to Lunau explain what the discovery of a Tatooine-like planet that revolves around more than one sun could mean for Stars Wars fans across the galaxy.

Lunau’s feature story is in the current issue of Maclean’s, now on newsstands. Watch for it on the site next week.

While you listen to the podcast, use your cursor to scroll over the planets below.