Why Study Exoplanets?

Why Study Exoplanets?

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This Lecture: Learn about the exciting mission of exoplanetary science - the study of planets orbiting stars beyond the Sun. Review the eight planets in our solar system, which provide a baseline for understanding the more than 1,000 worlds recently discovered in our region of the Milky Way galaxy. The Course: 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 extraordinary discoveries. All Lectures: 1. Why Study Exoplanets? 2. How to Find an Exoplanet 3. Doppler and Transit Planet-Finding Methods 4. Pioneers of Planet Searching 5. The Misplaced Giant Planets 6. Explaining the Misplaced Giant Planets 7. The Transits of Exoplanets 8. Sniffing Planetary Atmospheres 9. Stellar Rotation and Planetary Revolution 10. Super-Earths or Mini-Neptunes? 11. Transiting Planets and the Kepler Mission 12. Compact Multiplanet Systems 13. Planets Circling Two Stars 14. Lava Worlds 15. Earthlike Planets 16. Living with a Dwarf Star 17. Living with a Giant Star 18. Our Nearest Exoplanetary Neighbors 19. Finding Planets with Gravitational Lensing 20. Finding Planets with Direct Imaging 21. Near-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects 22. Long-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects 23. The Search for Life on Exoplanets 24. Coming Soon: Biosignatures, Moons, and More!
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Winn, Joshua
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