During this speech, Lucianne Walkowicz, a researcher for NASA's Kepler mission, introduces innovative technologies that are capable of discovering new planetary systems. Discussing her research during a two year period, she reveals that over 1,200 potential new planetary systems have been discovered by Kepler's new research center based in Tokyo.
Lucianne Walkowicz explains how the new technologies enable her and her team of scientists to measure the light produced by stars. In doing so, they can gather valuable data on the weather and air conditions within these new planetary systems. As Lucianne Walkowicz explains, this technology is highly advanced and allows scientists to determine the possibility of livelihood on these new planets. These technologies are also capable of measuring the distance between these new planets and the earth.