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Ariel Anbar is exploring Earth’s past and future as an inhabited world and the prospects for life beyond our world. He and his team study topics ranging from the origins of Earth’s atmosphere to detecting life on other worlds, with a focus on the development of an O2-rich atmosphere on Earth and potential Earth-like worlds. Anbar directs Arizona State University’s Center for Education Through Exploration, which is reinventing digital learning around curiosity, exploration, and discovery using adaptive simulations and virtual field trips.