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The search for exoplanets: what astronomers know / Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

Winn, Joshua N., (author,, speaker.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2015.

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Episode 9 Stellar Rotation and Planetary Revolution Episode 17 Living with a Giant Star Episode 1 Why Study Exoplanets? Episode 5 Misplaced Giant Planets Episode 18 Our Nearest Exoplanetary Neighbors Episode 8 Sniffing Planetary Atmospheres Episode 4 Pioneers of Planet Searching Episode 22 Long-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects Episode 10 Super-Earths or Mini-Neptunes? Episode 19 Finding Planets with Gravitational Lensing Episode 20 Finding Planets with Direct Imaging Episode 24 Coming Soon: Biosignatures, Moons, and More! Episode 7 Transits of Exoplanets Episode 21 Near-Term Future Planet-Finding Projects Episode 2 How to Find an Exoplanet Episode 6 Explaining the Misplaced Giant Planets Episode 11 Transiting Planets and the Kepler Mission Episode 13 Planets Circling Two Stars Episode 3 Doppler and Transit Planet-Finding Methods Episode 12 Compact Multiplanet Systems Episode 14 Lava Worlds Episode 15 Earthlike Planets Episode 16 Living with a Dwarf Star Episode 23 Search for Life on Exoplanets.
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Lecturer: Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology.
Summary, etc.:
Designed for everyone from armchair explorers to serious skywatchers, The Search for Exoplanets follows the numerous twists and turns in the hunt for exoplanets-the false starts, the sudden breakthroughs, and the extraordinary discoveries.
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Astronomy.
Extrasolar planets.
Life on other planets.

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