How to Find an Exoplanet

published 6 years ago by Neptune Studios

Watch and learn how we detect exoplanets.

This podcast is brought to you by science alert the Facebook page that connects engages and inspire science enthusiasts worldwide follow us at Facebook.com slash science alert or science alert.com. It took Clyde Tombaugh half a year of manually looking at photographic plates containing over 2000000 stars before he discovered Pluto and it's in our own solar system so how on earth does one find a planet orbiting a distant star you could just look but stars are so far away and so bright compared their planets that it's really hard to just look at one and see a planet orbiting it direct discovery of new exoplanets by just looking is essentially limited to relatively nearby stars with very large planets very far away from them think 10 times the size of Jupiter and with Orbitz at least as being the vast majority of exoplanets have been found indirectly by observing their affect. In front of us. Start darker for a little while and the amount ...

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