Alan Boss is part of the Science Working Group of NASA’s Kepler Mission – a space-borne telescope designed to search for habitable planets around nearby stars. He’s also part of the NASA External Independent Readiness Board for the Exoplanet Exploration Program, which, like Kepler, is charged with the detection and characterization of nearby habitable Earth-like planets. Otherwise, Dr. Boss works as a member of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington D.C.. He has made big contributions to theories of stellar and planetary system formation and the study of extrasolar planets, publishing hundreds of articles in these areas and related fields. A recent book is called The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets.
Alan Boss on Earth-like planet discovered 600 light years away