Professor Sara Seager, who comes across like she's always on top of a mountain, even when she isn't literally (as show above at Mauna Lao in Hawaii). Credit: Charles Darrow

On this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to Sara Seager, who started out as a painfully shy, friendless child and grew up to become a MacArthur Foundation genius grant winner for her pioneering work studying the atmospheres of planets orbiting stars lightyears from Earth.

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An autobiographical essay Sara published in the journal Astrobiology (thickly cited, for a memoir).

Sara talking much, much, much more about exoplanets.

Sara Seager: genius.

Dan Leone is a SpaceNews staff writer, covering NASA, NOAA and a growing number of entrepreneurial space companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public communications from the American University in Washington.