The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

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The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

2015

Designed for everyone from armchair explorers to serious skywatchers, The Search for Exoplanets follows the numerous twists and turns in the hunt for exoplanets--the false starts, the sudden breakthroughs, and the...

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Director
Joshua Winn

In This Series

Why Study Exoplanets?
Episode 1
Why Study Exoplanets?
How to Find an Exoplanet
Episode 2
How to Find an Exoplanet
Doppler and Transit Planet-Finding Methods
Episode 3
Doppler and Transit Planet-Finding Methods
Pioneers of Planet Searching
Episode 4
Pioneers of Planet Searching
The Misplaced Giant Planets
Episode 5
The Misplaced Giant Planets
Explaining the Misplaced Giant Planets
Episode 6
Explaining the Misplaced Giant Planets
The Transits of Exoplanets
Episode 7
The Transits of Exoplanets
Sniffing Planetary Atmospheres
Episode 8
Sniffing Planetary Atmospheres
Stellar Rotation and Planetary Revolution
Episode 9
Stellar Rotation and Planetary Revolution
Super-Earths or Mini-Neptunes?
Episode 10
Super-Earths or Mini-Neptunes?
Transiting Planets and the Kepler Mission
Episode 11
Transiting Planets and the Kepler Mission
Compact Multiplanet Systems
Episode 12
Compact Multiplanet Systems
Planets Circling Two Stars
Episode 13
Planets Circling Two Stars
Lava Worlds
Episode 14
Lava Worlds
Earthlike Planets
Episode 15
Earthlike Planets
Living with a Dwarf Star
Episode 16
Living with a Dwarf Star
Living with a Giant Star
Episode 17
Living with a Giant Star
Our Nearest Exoplanetary Neighbors
Episode 18
Our Nearest Exoplanetary Neighbors
Finding Planets with Gravitational Lensing
Episode 19
Finding Planets with Gravitational Lensing
Finding Planets with Direct Imaging
Episode 20
Finding Planets with Direct Imaging
Near-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects
Episode 21
Near-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects
Long-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects
Episode 22
Long-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects
The Search for Life on Exoplanets
Episode 23
The Search for Life on Exoplanets
Coming Soon: Biosignatures, Moons, and More!
Episode 24
Coming Soon: Biosignatures, Moons, and More!