Discovering 3 Worlds All at Once!

What's better than discovering an exoplanet? How about discovering THREE exoplanets...all at once! In the latest edition of Explore Exoplanets - The Discoverers, early-career researcher Dr. Emily Gilbert talks about the exoplanet bonanza of the TOI-700 system that made headline news around the world in 2020. Emily also reveals her favorite fictional planet (heads-up, Tolkien fans! 🧝).

Have you ever wondered what it's like to discover a brand, new world? In the last few decades, we've found over 5,000 planets outside our solar system, called exoplanets--and there are likely millions, if not billions more! Join Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Lead Scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Archive at Caltech IPAC as she interviews the brilliant minds behind the discovery of new planets in Explore Exoplanets: The Discoverers. Hear about their eureka moments and their favorite fictional planets, which Jessie will match to their closest real world counterparts in the NASA Exoplanet Archive. Come explore the cosmos, one exoplanet at a time!

Explore Exoplanets website: https://exploreexoplanets.ipac.caltech.edu/video/the-discoverers-episode-9

YouTube: https://youtu.be/pnVJiQn9kIA?si=jGcCvymy4E670MLg

ExploreAstro tweet: https://twitter.com/ExploreAstro/status/1770207885831925862

Date: March 19th, 2024
Category: Project News
Image Link: Explore_Exoplanets.jpg