Ep 58: Can’t we just look at it?

Ep 58: Can’t we just look at it?

Can’t we just look at it?

In episode 56 and episode 57, we looked at a couple of methods of detecting planets that are orbiting around stars other than our own sun. These methods involve a good deal of analysis and inference. Today, we learn about how astronomers can look directly at a planet around another star, once the overwhelming glare of the star is blocked out.

Since this is the last episode on finding exoplanets, here are a couple of links to pages about finding them, should you desire to dig a bit deeper.

Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System

5 Ways to Find a Planet

Planet Hunters

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