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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we catch up with Amir Siraj—friend of the show, scientist, and world wanderer—who visited a new observatory in a Chilean desert that could help his search for rogue planets.

Check out other episodes we’ve done Amir here and here.

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