Sara Seager: Passionate to Find and Understand Other Worlds

Canadian-American astronomer and planetary scientist Sara Seager, 46, conducts trailblazing research on exoplanets — planets that orbit stars outside our solar system. In 2013, she was awared a MacArthur Fellowship “genius award” for her work. Previously, she won the 2012 Sackler Prize for “analysis of the atmospheres and internal compositions of extra-solar planets”; and in…