Nola Taylor Redd

Contributing Writer

Painting of a planet and a star.

New Exoplanet Search Strategy Claims First Discovery

February 18, 2020

By watching for a special kind of flare, astronomers have identified the fingerprints of an Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star.

About the author

Nola Taylor Redd is a science journalist with a focus on space and astronomy. Her work has appeared in Scientific AmericanSmithsonian and, among other publications. She graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in English and astrophysics. She currently lives in Atlanta.