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What Do You Have to Do to Get a Water Covered Planet Around Here?“, Astrobites, June 1, 2017

Astrobiology’s Rising Star“, UC News, February 7, 2017

Faculty Highlight: Aomawa Shields“, Astronomy in Color, September 29, 2016

What Should You Read This Summer? A Mega Reading List“, TED, July 20, 2016

‘Super Earth’ 1,200 Light-Years Away Might Be Able to Sustain Life“, CBS News, June 2, 2016

Kepler-62f Could Support Life and is 1,200 Light-Years Away“, Wired, May 31, 2016

Planet Discovered 1,200 Light Years Away Could Support Life“, Huffington Post UK, May 30, 2016

Is There Life on Kepler-62f? Rocky Planet 1,200 Light-Years Away Could Have Oceans of Water and Be Habitable“, Daily Mail, May 27, 2016

Faraway Earth-Sized Planet Could Be Habitable“, Popular Mechanics, May 27, 2016

Earth-Like Planet 1,200 Light Years Away ‘Could Be Habitable’“, Yahoo UK, May 27, 2016

A Planet 1,200 Light-Years Away is a Good Prospect for a Habitable World“, UCLA Newsroom, May 26, 2016

Kepler-62f: A Possible Water World“, Space.com, May 13, 2016

Why I Changed My Life: Acting, Astronomy, and a One-of-a-Kind Career“, Glamour, May 10, 2016

The Origins Project Announces Recipient of $10,000 Postdoctoral Lectureship Award“, February 24, 2016

Aomawa Shields: Life in Unlikely Places“, Ozy.com, February 11, 2016

Astronomer, actor, role model: TED Fellow Aomawa Shields looks for life on other planets“, TED blog, July 10, 2015

“NSF Fellow Pairs Art, Astronomy to Hook Girls on Science”, Education Week, March 18, 2015

Rising Stargirls: Girls in Astronomy“, posted on Universe Awareness, February 16, 2015

Rising Stargirls: Girls of All Colors Learning, Discovering, and Exploring” (posted on The Planetary Society Blog) February 7, 2015

Postdoctoral scholar Aomawa Shields named 2015 TED fellow“, February 11, 2015

Rising Stargirls: Girls of All Colors Learning, Discovering, and Exploring“, posted on the Women in Astronomy Blog, February 4, 2015

Talking exoplanets and alien life in WIRED magazine piece “The Best Bet for Alien Life May Be in Planetary Systems Very Different From Ours“, January 16, 2015

Mentioned in the Fall 2014 Newsletter of the University of Washington Astrobiology Program

“25 Women in Science Worth Promoting” , Dec. 21, 2014

Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

Profiled in the Fall 2014 issue of The Exeter Bulletin

“A warmer planetary haven around cool stars, as ice warms rather than cools”, UW Today, July 18, 2013

Quoted in article in Inside Science  on Nick Cowan’s work “Mapping Distant Planet Surfaces Possible“, January 29, 2013

Featured in the Fall 2012 Newsletter of the University of Washington Astrobiology Program

Featured in the University of Washington Graduate Student Profiles, 2011

Co-host of the PBS/Wired magazine television show “Wired Science” in 2007

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