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What the Biggest Exoplanets Reveal

Lecture no. 21 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets

What the Biggest Exoplanets Reveal

Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Planets orbiting other stars used to be purely in the realm of science fiction. How did we begin discovering them by the thousands? Learn about the methods scientists have used to discover so many exoplanets so quickly. From “hot Jupiters” to “mini-Neptunes” to planets whose clouds rain molten glass, these discoveries demonstrate that ours is not the only type of planetary system possible!

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