Anjali Tripathi: Exploring Planets

THU, MAY 22, 2014 (1:04:02)

How many planets are there? What are they like? In this lecture, we will talk about the variety of planets that are found beyond the Solar System. These so-called exoplanets have been discovered near and far, throughout the Galaxy. We’ll talk about the detection of these planets and their location in space, as well as their location relative to their host star. Amongst the planetary zoo, we’ll talk about planets that are hot and puffy because they’re so close to their star, as well as further out worlds where water might be in its liquid form. Join us for an evening of planetary exploration!

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