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Discovery of Extrasolar Planets

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Life in Our Universe

Discovery of Extrasolar Planets

Taught by Professor Laird Close | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Is our solar system common or rare? As you investigate planets orbiting around other stars, learn how the use of adaptive optics allows extrasolar planetary scientists to discover new alien solar systems with ground telescopes, and explore the three main ways astronomers detect planets: small "radio velocity wobbles," "transits," and direct imaging.

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