How to Hunt for Distant Worlds

Emily Rickman, European Space Agency/Space Telescope Science Institute

Since the discovery of the first planet orbiting a Sun-like star in 1995, more than 4,000 exoplanets have been found. These widespread planetary systems confirm that our solar system is just one of many in our Milky Way galaxy. The discovery of such systems provided intriguing insights, challenging our perspectives about how planetary systems form and evolve. But how do astronomers search for these exoplanets and what can we find out about them? Join Dr. Rickman as she describes the scientific hunt for these distant worlds.

Host: Frank Summers, Space Telescope Science Institute
Recorded live on Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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