[The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2017)]
Chris Jones's article “The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth” walks readers through the journey of a scientist, Sara Seager, who might discover another world habitable for humans. The article follows the scientist as she overcomes a tragic loss and rediscovers her zest for her academic work and personal life.
Jones writes that Seager contemplated abandoning her job and work after the loss of her husband but persisted with the help of her colleagues (249). Because of that, she went on to further her work and discover several planets.
What were you most interested in concerning the article -- Seager's perseverance or astrophysics? Why?