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A Journey to Incredible Exoplanets

  • A Journey to Incredible Exoplanets


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    These days any person has the opportunity to follow the progress being made by mankind in space exploration. Thanks to numerous scientific investigations we have found out that the universe is unbelievably enormous and contains a great number of celestial objects.
    However, in all this diversity there are only several hundred worlds that we know of which resemble our planet. In the Milky Way alone the number of exoplanets is supposedly over a trillion...

    00:00 Intro
    00:50 TOI 700 d
    21:33 KEPLER-90
    31:27 GLIESE 832 C
    41:32 TRAPPIST-1
    50:25 CASTOR
    59:42 Final

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  • The Worlds outside the Solar System. The Exoplanets | ReYOUniverse


    We know that Earth orbits the Sun along with other 7 planets in our solar system. But what about the planets outside of it? We are surrounded by billions of stars! How many planets do they have? And what are they like?
    Get ready for a wonderful adventure because we will take you millions of light years away from our home and make several stops along the way to see how truly diverse the Universe is.
    Imagine a world different from Earth. Dark and hostile. Where it rains glass or iron! The planet where any known metal just melts away! Beautiful new worlds that are more life-friendly than Earth, filled with oceans and land. Lonely and mysterious worlds holding secrets well beyond our grasp! These are the kind of places that sparkle our curiosity...
    This is a journey to worlds outside the solar system. To exoplanets. Documentary Space 2021.

    00:00 Intro
    01:14 Proxima b
    07:50 HD 189773 b
    11:35 TRAPPIST-1 system
    21:49 KELT-9b
    27:25 WASP-12b
    35:00 Gliese 667 Cc
    32:23 Kepler-442b
    38:15 Kepler-62e
    41:30 Tau Ceti f
    43:56 Gliese 581c
    49:00 TrES-2b
    52:23 HD 106906 B
    01:01:20 J1407B
    01:04:05 CoRoT-7 b
    01:09:40 GJ 504 b
    01:12:36 51 Eridani b
    01:15:07 HR 8799
    01:17:45 HD95086b
    01:20:29 How does one come up with a name for an exoplanet?
    01:24:26 How many planets can potentially host life in the Milky Way galaxy?
    01:34:22 Conclusion

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  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Exoplanets and Alien Life I NOVA Now Universe Revealed


    If television shows and movies are any indication, we humans spend a lot of our time subconsciously preparing for UFOs carrying maleficent aliens to descend on Earth.

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    But should we rush to create an intergalactic battle plan? In actuality, finding otherworldly life won’t be so easy (or, hopefully, so dangerous). Already, astronomers and other scientists are using a multitude of techniques to search for planets outside our solar system and any signs of life they carry. With 4,500 exoplanets identified out of what could be hundreds of billions in our galaxy alone, one thing is becoming clear: If we find extraterrestrial life, it likely won’t be anything like Hollywood has imagined.

    Hearing from two exoplanet experts about the diversity of planets and life in the Milky Way, Dr. Alok Patel learns that Earth is incredibly unique—and surprisingly mundane.

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  • Take a Virtual Reality tour of six REAL exoplanets | We The Curious


    What would it be like to stand on the surface of another planet? We teamed up with astrophysicists to create a scientifically accurate, VR tour of 6 exoplanets.

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    Strap on a VR headset, surf the giant waves of Kepler-62e, and gaze across the lava fields of 55 Cancri e.

    Narrated & produced by: Ross Exton

    Special thanks to: Dr Nathan Mayne, Professor David Sing, Dr Tom Evans, Elisabeth Matthews, Dr Sasha Hinkley, Jessica Spake, Dr Stefan Lines, Professor Stefan Kraus, Lee Pullen, Anna Henley, Ollie Brown, Bridget Sealey, Josie Forsyth.

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  • Exoplanet Types: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System


    When we describe different types of exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – what do we mean by hot Jupiters, warm Neptunes, and super-Earths? Since we're still surveying and learning about the variety of worlds out there among the stars, it's sometimes helpful to refer to characteristics they share with planets we're familiar with in our own planetary system.

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  • Exoplanets: Weird, Wondrous Worlds


    There's a huge amount of variety among exoplanets – planets outside our solar system. There are water worlds, lava planets, egg-shaped worlds, planets with multiple suns, and even planets with no sun at all! What can we learn from all this weird, wondrous variety? What does it tell us about both the exoplanets themselves and our own home planet?

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  • An Exoplanet Home to Metal Aliens? | NASAs Unexplained Files


    Experts investigate if a nearby exoplanet could be the home to an alien civilization of strange, metallic monsters after a new discovery confirms that life can thrive on such a world.

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  • Exoplanets: The Quest for Strange New Worlds


    Original air date: January 12 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0300 UTC)

    Planets orbiting other stars, or exoplanets, have become an important field of astronomical study over the past two and a half decades. Recent findings from NASA's Kepler mission suggest that nearly every star you see in the night sky probably has exoplanets orbiting it. The number of confirmed exoplanets is now a few thousand. This talk will present a brief history of exoplanet discoveries, the story of the “super-Saturn” extrasolar ring system, and summarize NASA’s ongoing future plans to discover and characterize “strange new worlds.”

    Speaker: Eric Mamajek, Deputy Program Chief Scientist, NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program, JPL

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  • Scientists Capture FIRST Direct Image of Exoplanet


    Since the first exoplanets were discovered in the early 1990s, the number of known exoplanets has doubled approximately every 27 months. To date, over 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered and are considered confirmed.

    In a startling new discovery, astronomers at the University of Hawaii have identified a very young and extremely hot exoplanet, about 400 light years away from Earth. But what has the scientific community buzzing is the fact that this new planet has been captured in a DIRECT IMAGE.

    Welcome to Factnomenal and today we will be taking a closer look at this fascinating discovery.

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  • LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life


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    What if there was a museum that contained every type of life form in the universe? This experience takes you on a tour through the possible forms alien life might take, from the eerily familiar to the utterly exotic, ranging from the inside of the Earth to the most hostile corners of the universe.

    New research is upending our idea of life and where it could be hiding: not just on Earth-like planets, where beings could mimic what our planet has produced, but in far flung places like the hearts of dead stars and the rings of gas giant planets. Nowhere in the universe is off limits.

    Only when we know what else is out there will we truly know ourselves. This thought experiment will give us a glimpse into what could be out there, how we might find it, and just how far nature’s imagination might stretch.

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    Concept, visuals, and score by melodysheep, aka John D. Boswell. Narrated by Will Crowley. Additional visuals by Lynn Huberty, Tim Stupak, NASA, and Evolve. Featuring soundbites from Nick Lane, Jonathan Losos, Caleb Scharf, Shawn Domagal-Goldman, Chris Crowe, Jack Cohen, and Jill Tarter.

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  • Searching for Habitable Exoplanets | Prof. Sara Seager | Talks at Google


    Sara Seager is a professor of planetary science and physics at MIT and a contributor to a recent collection of essays on the current state of the search for life beyond Earth.

    Here she gives an in-depth presentation on the state of the art in detecting exoplanets, including what more we can learn about them now than we have been able to up to this point, and what the future holds for this field.

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  • What Is an Exoplanet?


    Exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – are everywhere. But why do we study them? What makes them so interesting? At NASA, we're surveying and studying exoplanets to learn all about their weirdness, their variety, and all the fascinating things they can tell us about how planets form and develop.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

  • The Incredible Journey of the Hubble Space Telescope!


    Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has delivered the most incredible images, amazing and inspiring not only scientists but also the public. But the dozens of terabytes of data collected are more than just pretty pictures. They provide a glimpse of the universe, from objects as close as the Moon to the most distant galaxies, with incredible photos of supernovae and nebulae in between.

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  • Sara Seager: The search for planets beyond our solar system


    Every star we see in the sky has at least one planet orbiting it, says astronomer Sara Seager. So what do we know about these exoplanets, and how can we find out more? Seager introduces her favorite set of exoplanets and shows new technology that can help collect information about them — and even help us look for exoplanets with life.

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  • Exploring the TRAPPIST-1 System


    We've briefly discussed exoplanets and some methods that we can use to detect them, but we haven't yet looked at any specific ones. You may have heard of the TRAPPIST-1 system that was discovered recently, and for good reason, it's a very exciting discovery! Let's get a closer look at this system on Space Engine and see just what makes it so special.

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  • Earth visible from distant exoplanets


    Cornell astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger and Lehigh University's Joshua Pepper have identified 1,004 main-sequence stars – similar to our sun – that might contain Earth-like planets in their own habitable zones within about 300 light-years of here, which should be able to detect Earth’s chemical traces of life.

  • An In-Depth Exploration Of Our Solar System | The Secrets Of The Universe | Spark


    A documentary presented in a lighthearted manner, The Secrets Of The Universe marvels at the sights and the astral bodies that surround us in the Solar System.

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  • Looking For A New Earth | Planet Hunters | Spark


    The first extra-solar planet – or exoplanet – was only discovered in 1995. Now, a new space-based telescope has discovered thousands more, and some of them may be just like Earth.
    Planet Hunters follows the astrophysicists at the forefront of the search for Earth’s twin, and tells the little-known story of the two Canadians who invented the technique that made modern planet-hunting possible. Gordon Walker and Bruce Campbell also detected the first exoplanet ever discovered, but that’s not what the history books say…

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  • Deep Space. Incredible Objects of the Universe | ReYOUniverse


    People have always tried to comprehend the world around them. Today we learn about the world not only on Earth, but also far beyond. Beyond the solar system and even our galaxy. Thanks to this, we've discovered countless celestial bodies, for surely our universe has all kinds of cosmic objects. So let's take a trip to see the most unusual ones. We'll begin our journey with the largest void in the universe. It is so huge that time inside it seems to stop. Next, we are going to visit the stars inside our galaxy whose very existence seems implausible. They keep everyone puzzled and leave us with more questions than answers. Next, we'll take a trip beyond the Milky Way to see zombie galaxies. Do you want to find out what it is? Two of the stops will be deadly magnetars that can extract iron from a person's blood, being thousands of kilometers away, and black holes, whose very existence is frightening.
    This is a documentary about space - the spectacular space objects of the universe.
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    00:00 Intro
    01:18 The Boötes void
    12:26 Przybylski's Star
    21:30 Diamond planets: PSR J1719-1438
    24:35 Methuselah star - HD 140283
    27:34 Hellish Racer: HE 0437-5439
    31:02 Tabby's Star
    42:54 Dead Galaxies. MACS2129-1
    47:15 NGC 1277
    51:14 M87
    55:40 Magnetars
    01:05:45 Pan - Saturn's moon or cosmic ravioli
    01:07:50 Sombrero galaxy
    01:10:28 KELT-11b
    01:14:58 Raspberry-flavor and rum-scented dust cloud
    01:16:58 Black hole NGC 5128 or Centaurus A
    01:19:28 Black hole NGC 4261
    01:21:16 Hercules A
    01:23:33 Quasar 3C 273
    01:26:23 RX J1131-1231

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  • Supernovae, Exoplanets, Black Holes | Alex Filippenko | Talks at Google


    Supernovae, Exoplanets, Black Holes, and New Technology: Frontier Research at UC's Lick Observatory

    Lick Observatory is a vibrant research facility, and a primary base for the University of California's astronomy education and outreach efforts. Cutting-edge fields include supernovae, Earth-like exoplanets, supermassive black holes, and laser-guide-star adaptive optics. Come find out about discoveries and public outreach being done at Lick, now partially supported by a generous gift from Google | Making Science, and how you can help sustain these activities.

  • Virtual Reality Exploration of Exoplanets | We The Curious


    Where might life be waiting for us beyond the reach of our solar system? What's out there and what does it tell us about planet Earth?

    Strap on a VR headset and join the search for other worlds. We recommend a strong internet connection so you can view this video in beautiful 4K.

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  • Hubble’s legacy: A journey into the Universe | The Royal Society


    Join astronaut Jeff Hoffman and a panel of expert speakers to hear about Hubble’s legacy and discuss the exciting launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. Take part in the live conversation on using the event code H2411 or on Twitter #Hubble #JeffHoffman #Nasa

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    Over the past thirty years, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided the research community with an unprecedented access to the workings of the Universe. As a result of the observations made with this telescope, researchers have gathered new data about the age of the Universe, discovered new moons in the Solar System and determined the rate at which the Universe is expanding.

    In December 2021, a joint venture between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency will launch the James Webb Space Telescope, a new orbiting telescope that will complement the discoveries of Hubble. Providing researchers with a new infra-red vision of the Universe, the James Webb Space Telescope will enable us to image exoplanets, see through dust into star-nurseries and look back in time to the very first stars and galaxies. Researchers hope that the telescope will provide new information on the formation of the Universe as well as data on how galaxies currently form.

    We’ll explore what we currently know about the Universe and look backwards into how it was formed with contributions from experts in astrophysics, astronomy and exoplanetary science.

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    • Dr Stephen Wilkins - Head of Astronomy, Director of Outreach and Public Engagement, Reader in Astronomy at the University of Sussex

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  • The journey to Pluto, the farthest world ever explored - Alan Stern


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    As of 1989, mankind had successfully sent craft to every known planet in the solar system except one: Pluto. Located in an mysterious region called the Kuiper Belt, Pluto is a scientific goldmine, and could hold clues to the formation of our solar system. Alan Stern explains how NASA's New Horizons mission is going to allow us to see Pluto for the first time.

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  • Warp Drive and Aliens: Bryan Gaensler Public Lecture


    In his live public lecture at Perimeter Institute on February 5, 2020, astronomer Bryan Gaensler (Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto) explored the latest thinking on interstellar travel and on the search for alien life – including why he believes the frontiers of current research may be more exciting and visionary than any fictional stories we can imagine.

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    I take a look at some of the strangest worlds in the galaxy. Currently away from home, so 3304 won't be out today.

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  • Is Alien ‘Life’ Weirder Than We Imagine: Who Is Out There?


    If we want to discover alien life out there in the universe, we first need to figure out where to look—and what we're even looking for. Will it be biological like us? Could it be artificial, or take some other form we haven't yet considered? And how do we find something so fundamentally different from ourselves? In this program, scientists devise plans for searching for beings beyond Earth while they grapple with the very definition of life.

    PARTICIPANTS: Lisa Kaltenegger, Caleb Scharf, Susan Schneider, Sara Walker

    MODERATOR: Nicole Stott


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    - Film about the imaginative search for alien life 00:05
    - Introduction to the program by astronaut Nicole Stott 04:45
    - Introduction of participants 05:50
    - What is the definition of life? 07:09
    - How will we find signs of life elsewhere in the universe? 16:21
    - What are the parameters for looking for life on other planets? 19:36
    - What should the probes on Mars be looking for to find life? 24:58
    - The Fermi Paradox, where is everybody? 30:56
    - Have aliens avoided humans because we're too boring? 34:41
    - Can we use information theory to look for life in the universe? 39:13
    - Why is looking for alien life important to humankind? 44:13
    - Will life in the future be AI, should we be looking for other AI in space? 46:02
    - The Great Filter 48:52
    - Is artificial intelligence alive? 50:28
    - Is evolution the strongest force in the universe, how will it shape the future? 52:13
    - What lessons could humankind learn from the successes and failures of other alien species in the universe? 56:58
    - Why should we care about finding life elsewhere in the universe? 57:58


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    - Opening film written / produced by John Plummer, animation by Derek Breur
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    This program was recorded live at the 2018 World Science Festival and has been edited and condensed for YouTube.

  • 5 AMAZING stars we’ve discovered in space!


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    Red giants, supernovas, hybrid stars, orbiting binaries, large stars, old stars, small stars, we've discovered thousands of stars within our milky way galaxy. Astronomers use incredible tools to figure out the characteristics of a star. These are 5 of the most amazing stars we've ever discovered in our galaxy.

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  • Journey to the Birth of the Solar System 360 VR


    Join David Kaplan on a virtual-reality tour showing how the sun, the Earth and the other planets came to be.


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  • The Path Toward Humans to Mars


    Ahead of the launch of the agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, NASA's associate administrators for the agency's Science Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with NASA's chief scientist, discuss the progress NASA is making to send humans to Mars.

  • The Universe in Infrared: The Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope


    After 16 years of amazing infrared discoveries throughout the cosmos, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope mission is coming to an end. Join us on Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. EST for a live broadcast celebrating the life and legacy of one of our four great observatories. Mission members will discuss the observatory's far-reaching scientific impact and the incredible team that kept the mission going far longer than anticipated.

  • Mercury 101 | National Geographic


    The planet Mercury is named after the messenger of the Roman gods because of its fleeting nature across the sky. Find out the reason behind its incredible speed, if it is indeed the hottest planet in the Solar System, and why the smallest planet in the solar system is slowly shrinking.
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  • NASA’s New Light Speed Engine That Defies Physics


    NASA’s New Light Speed Engine That Defies Physics.
    NASA is hard at work perfecting light-speed travel. And when it does, the sky will quite literally be limitless. So what does NASA have up its sleeve when it comes to light speed technology? Let’s find out.

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  • SciFri Virtual Trivia Night – Space Edition!


    Join us every week for Science Friday Virtual Trivia Nights!

    SciFri Trivia is a weekly gathering that’s part science-y facts, part dance party, and part pop culture romp — and it’s for anyone looking to bring together teams (or bravely play solo) to win ultimate bragging rights. It’s not all science (or Science Friday) trivia, but let’s just say it wouldn’t hurt to listen to last week’s SciFri radio show. You might even catch a glimpse of recognizable Science Friday staff member! ????

    For this special edition of trivia, we've got a full space-themed trivia night ready for you. Guest hosts Dr. Louise Edwards (CalPoly) and science writer Shannon Stirone will join us to try and stump teams with their space-tastic facts. It's gonna be outta this world!

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  • NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope


    After 16 years of unveiling the infrared universe, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has left a singular legacy. As one of NASA’s four Great Observatories -- a series of powerful telescopes including Hubble, Chandra and Compton that can observe the cosmos in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum --Spitzer quickly became a pioneer in the exploration of the worlds beyond our human vision. From stars being born to planets beyond our solar system (like the seven Earth-size planets around the star TRAPPIST-1), Spitzer's science discoveries will continue to inspire the world for many years to come.

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  • Watch NASAs OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Attempt to Capture a Sample of Asteroid Bennu


    Let's do this, OSIRIS-REx! Time to journey #ToBennuAndBack. Tune in to our live broadcast as our spacecraft descends to the surface of asteroid Bennu, touches down for a few seconds & attempts to capture regolith (rocks and dust) using a “Touch-And-Go,” or TAG, maneuver. The spacecraft must target Bennu’s rocky surface with great accuracy, touching down within a rocky area just 52 ft (16 m) in diameter. During the maneuver, the spacecraft and the asteroid will be approximately 207 million miles (334 million km) from Earth.

    Live coverage from Lockheed Martin's facility in Denver, Colorado, with mission managers from the University of Arizona, Lockheed Martin, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center begins at 5 p.m. EDT. 

    The spacecraft is scheduled to depart Bennu in 2021, and to deliver the collected sample to Earth on Sep. 24, 2023. It will be the first U.S. mission to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth, and the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era.

  • Awesome Exoplanet Discoveries That Range From the Beautiful to the Very Odd


    Do the planets beyond our solar system called exoplanets support human life? Some of these exoplanets are rocky, some are gaseous, and some are very, very odd. From a real life water world to lots of possibly habitable land, the past year has seen some awesome exoplanet discoveries.Lets take a look at some of our weird and wonderful planetary neighbours right here in the Milky Way Galaxy.

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  • Exoplanets: The Search for New Worlds


    A few decades ago, we knew of no other planets beyond those in our solar system. Today, astronomers have confirmed over 700 planets circling other suns and believe billions more lay undiscovered. These new worlds have smashed conventional assumptions, revealing planets orbiting multiple stars, planets that don’t orbit stars at all, and at least one as airy as Styrofoam. The incredible boom in planetary diversity raises tantalizing prospects for an Earth analog that could harbor life—as we know it, and as we never imagined it.

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    Original Program Date: June 2, 2012
    MODERATOR: Dan Harris
    PARTICIPANTS: Natalie Batalha, Matt Mountain, Sara Seager

    Dan Harris's Introduction 00:00

    Participant Introductions 1:06

    Finding the first exoplanet. 2:36

    Carbon and water... the building blocks for life. 6:30

    Have you found any exoplanets that are just like earth? 12:45

    What is the habitable zone? 17:25

    How do we get to these exoplanets? 24:30

    Is finding life on other planets important? 33:20

    How do you find an exoplanet? 42:00

    Transiting planets are very valuable for measurements. 50:14

    What is the political side to finding exoplanets? 55:00

    How do planets form? 1:00:57

    What planets has Kepler discovered so far? 1:06:08

    What makes you want to do science? 1:12:04

    Does spending your time thinking big take away some of the small? 1:16:54

    We are in a unique period of discovery. 1:21:15

  • Exoplanet Hunter: In search of new Earths and life in the Universe


    Professor Didier Queloz hunts for extreme worlds and Earth twins in Cambridge’s Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics. Here, he tells of the moment in 1995 when he became the first to discover a planet that orbits a star other than our Sun.

    Astronomers had speculated as to the existence of these distant worlds – called exoplanets – but, until the discovery of 51 Pegasi b by Queloz and Professor Michel Mayor at the University of Geneva, no planet other than those in our own solar system had ever been found.

    Of the 1,900 or so confirmed exoplanets that have now been found, many are different to anything we ever imagined, challenging existing theories of planet formation.

    For instance, 51 Peg resembles the gas giant Jupiter. But, unlike our distant cousin, which is located in the further reaches of our solar system and takes 10 years to orbit the sun, 51 Peg ‘hugs’ its sun, orbiting every four days. It’s been hailed as an example of a whole new class of ‘roaster planets’ or ‘hot Jupiters’ and has prompted scientists to wonder if large planets are able to migrate closer to their suns over millions of years.

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  • Trip/Journey To Space/Solar System - Incredible Journey - Travel Through Space


    This incredible journey to celestial objects contains a star, eight planets, 140 moons, and a variety of other objects such as asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets.

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  • What’s Inside an Exoplanet


    Out in the vast universe, unknown billions of strange worlds drift around other stars. Many of them are quite unlike anything in our solar system. While astronomers hope to use immense upcoming observatories to get a better look at their outsides, Federica Coppari has been using the world’s largest laser to investigate their insides. Coppari compresses familiar substances, including rocks and water, into new forms. Her work has yielded insights into the inner workings of frozen giants such as Uranus and Neptune, as well as the potential habitability of super-Earths — rocky planets that dwarf our own. Read more at Quanta Magazine:

  • TESS Finds Related Stars Have Young Exoplanets


    Thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international collaboration of astronomers has identified four exoplanets, worlds beyond our solar system, orbiting a pair of related young stars called TOI 2076 and TOI 1807.

    These worlds may provide scientists with a glimpse of a little-understood stage of planetary evolution.

    TOI 2076 and TOI 1807 reside over 130 light-years away with some 30 light-years between them, which places the stars in the northern constellations of Boötes and Canes Venatici, respectively. Both are K-type stars, or dwarf stars more orange than our Sun, and around 200 million years old, or less than 5% the Sun’s age. In 2017, using data from ESA’s (the European Space Agency’s) Gaia satellite, scientists showed that the stars are traveling through space in the same direction.

    Astronomers think the stars are too far apart to be orbiting each other, but their shared motion suggest they are related, born from the same cloud of gas.

    Both TOI 2076 and TOI 1807 experience stellar flares that create strong bursts of X-ray and UV light.

    Scientists discovered three mini-Neptunes, worlds between the diameters of Earth and Neptune, orbiting the star. Innermost planet TOI 2076 b is about three times Earth’s size and circles its star every 10 days. Outer worlds TOI 2076 c and d are both a little over four times larger than Earth, with orbits exceeding 17 days.

    TOI 1807 hosts only one known planet, TOI 1807 b, which is about twice Earth’s size and orbits the star in just 13 hours. Short-period planets are rare, and TOI 1807 b is the youngest example yet discovered.

    According to theoretical models, planets initially have thick atmospheres left over from their formation in disks of gas and dust around infant stars. Where they form in a disk helps determine the composition of their atmospheres. In some cases, planets lose their initial atmospheres due to stellar radiation, leaving behind rocky cores. Some of those worlds go on to develop secondary atmospheres through planetary processes like volcanic activity.

    The ages of the TOI 2076 and TOI 1807 systems suggest that their planets are somewhere in the middle of this atmospheric evolution. TOI 2076 b receives 400 times more UV light from its star than Earth does from the Sun – and TOI 1807 b gets around 22,000 times more.

    Studying them further with ground-based observatories may eventually yield mass measurements. If they have low masses, missions like NASA’s Hubble and the upcoming James Webb space telescopes may be able to observe their atmospheres, if they have them, and tell us more about their compositions, providing further clues about the planets’ evolutionary stages.

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  • Finding a New Earth: Exoplanets and the Habitable Zone


    May 11, 2016
    Dr. Stephen Kane (San Francisco State University)
    Over 1500 new planetary systems have been discovered, many of which include planets quite different from those in our own Solar System. A key step towards finding “Earth 2.0” will be to identify rocky planets that occupy the “Habitable Zone” of their stars. Dr. Kane describes what the idea of a Habitable Zone means and shows examples of planets that lie in their star’s Habitable Zone (even if the star is not like our Sun.)

  • Pluto, Eris, and the Dwarf Planets of the Outer Solar System


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    Presenter: Mike Brown
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    The Kuiper Belt is a mysterious region beyond Neptune and stretching more than four billion miles from the Sun. Using powerful telescopes, scientists are scouring the Belt and beyond, finding hundreds of small frigid objects such as Eris, which is larger than Pluto and takes 560 years to orbit the Sun; and smaller Sedna, with an elliptical orbit that takes more than 10,000 years to complete. Join Mike Brown as he describes the hunt for these ancient and elusive worlds.

    Mike Brown is Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology and the discoverer, along with colleagues, of Eris (formerly 2003 UB313), Sedna, and other distant bodies.

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  • Distant Planet May Be On Its 2nd Atmosphere, NASA’s Hubble Finds


    Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found evidence that a planet orbiting a distant star that may have lost its atmosphere but gained a second one through volcanic activity.

    The planet, GJ 1132 b, is hypothesized to have begun as a gaseous world with a thick hydrogen blanket of atmosphere. Starting out at several times the diameter of Earth, this so-called “sub-Neptune” is believed to have quickly lost its primordial hydrogen and helium atmosphere due to the intense radiation of the hot, young star it orbits. In a short period of time, such a planet would be stripped down to a bare core about the size of Earth. That’s when things got interesting.

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    Artist’s impression of Exoplanet GJ 1132 b: Robert Hurt
    Atmosphere escaping an exoplanet (artist’s impression): NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser
    Artist’s impression of WASP-107b: ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser
    Video animation of of Exoplanet GJ 1132 b: Robert Hurt
    Aerial of oozing red lava in Hawaii: Artbeats
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    Illustration depicting one interpretation of planet GJ 357 c: Chris Smith

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  • Establishing an Exoplanet Colony


    I have been busy designing and implementing our core game mechanics (as described in my devlog post ). This is just the start, there are lots of things to implement, and they will keep me busy for several months to come. Just have to keep everything in focus.

    Basic systems start to take form, like

    - how NPCs participate in work tasks, building, exploration etc.
    - how energy grid is built and connected to energy sources and buildings.
    - how colony central system delegates tasks to robots, like surveillance, repairs, transport, exploration etc.

    Planetrism is a virtual reality game about exoplanet colonisation. You personally build and manage a colony, explore the environment and experience adventures.

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  • How Do We Prepare a Spacecraft for Launch? Countdown to T-Zero for NASAs TESS Mission


    Revisit the April 18, 2018, launch of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. TESS is already scanning the skies, identifying planet candidates that may be orbiting distant stars.

    TESS is NASA's next step in the search for planets outside of our solar system, including those that could support life. The mission will find exoplanets that periodically block part of the light from their host stars, events called transits. TESS will survey 200,000 of the brightest stars near the sun to search for transiting exoplanets.

  • NASA Stunning Images of Space - COSMIC JOURNEY


  • Space Odyssey - an incredible journey of Voyager 1 from Earth to Interstellar Space


    Space Odyssey: an incredible journey of Voyager 1 from Earth to Interstellar Space.
    The curiosity to probe unknown is inherent in almost all the human beings. This curiosity has driven us to look into dark and find clues about our own origins.
    After the first moon landing which was dubbed as mankind’s giant leap, mankind decided to pole vault into the depths of universe.
    On September 5, 1977, approximately 8 years after first Moon landing, NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts from cape Canaveral Florida.
    The Mission of the spacecrafts was to study the outer planets of the solar system. Voyager 1 was launched 16 days after the Voyager 2 because it had to follow shorter and faster trajectory than voyager 2.
    Once in 176 years, the planetary alignment is in certain order. Both Voyager 1 and 2 were launched strategically during that certain planetary alignment so that they can study the four major planets which are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
    Today we will follow the tracks of Voyager 1 and experience its odyssey from Solar System to Interstellar Space.
    January 1979, approximately 18 months after Voyager 1 was launched, it reached to the peripheries of the Jupiter. Without wasting time, Voyager 1 started sending its first images to Earth. From the data we came to know that Jupiter is more turbulent than thought before.
    Voyager 1 took images of the Jupiter with 1 colored shot per 96 seconds for 100 hours. Those images were compiled to create the first colored time-lapse of the Jupiter. The Jovian time lapse was nothing less than a wonder during that era.
    Voyager 1 also imaged the four Galilean moons, they are, IO, Europa, Ganymede, and Calisto.
    IO with its 8 active volcanoes is the most stunning of the Jovian family.
    Apart from the already known Jovian moons, voyager 1 also found 2 news moons of Jupiter, later termed as Thebe and Metis.
    Finally, Voyager used the intense gravity of Jupiter to push itself forward for its next destination; The Saturn.
    November 9, 1980, Voyager reached the planet Saturn. In fact, it was only the second spacecraft in the history of mankind that had reached the peripheries of Saturn after pioneer 11.
    Voyager 1 immediately started sending data to earth. It gave a detailed image of Saturn’s rings and also revealed an additional ring known as G ring. Voyager 1 also studied the magnetic field of Saturn.
    The main target of Voyager 1 was to image the largest moon of Saturn, The Titan. Voyager 1 found that the atmosphere of the Titan is composed of 90% Nitrogen.
    Based on the data sent by Voyager 1, it was also speculated that Titan might be the only second body after earth in the solar system where liquid might exist on the surface.
    Apart from imaging Titan, Voyager 1 imaged the other moons of Saturn named Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione and Rhea.
    At that point, voyager 1 was unable to achieve specific trajectory and speed required to flyby Neptune and Uranus, so Voyager 1 used the gravity of Saturn to alter its course and increase its speed to reach its next destination, “to the edge of the solar system”.
    Once the Voyager was past Saturn, during that time, Carl Sagan, who was one of the designers of Voyager 1, requested to turn the voyager’s camera backwards.
    At that time Voyager 1 was at the distance of 4 billion miles away from the earth. During that moment Voyager 1 took some of the most stunning and incredible pictures of our solar system as seen here.
    February 14, 1990, Voyager 1 was running out of power. Finally, all of its cameras were turned off, forever, in order to save the power and memory for its interstellar phase.

    December 16, 2004, Voyager 1 entered the helio-sheath, a place where solar winds turn denser and hotter. In-fact Voyager 1 is the farthest manmade object in the space. It is so far that it takes data sent by voyager 1 almost 21 hours to reach Earth.
    August 25, 2012, Voyager 1 exited heliosphere and finally entered INTERSTELLAR SPACE.
    Even though Voyager 1 is billions of miles away from earth yet it is still sending us some vital data from interstellar space via deep space network.

    It is estimated that by 2027 voyager 1 will bid us a final goodbye before plunging silently into its everlasting expedition among the stars, forever roving into unknown.



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