crisscrossing Science

Title

crisscrossing Science Episode 25: Extra Solar Planets

Streaming Media

Abstract

In this episode, Chris Gaiser (professor of biology at Linfield College) and Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) discuss the techniques for detecting extrasolar planets, otherwise known as exoplanets. These are any planets that exist outside of our own solar system, for instance, orbiting around other stars. In recent years, hundreds of exoplanets have been discovered, altering our understanding of how common planets likely are in the universe.

Document Type

Audio File

Duration

33 minutes 9 seconds

Publication Date

7-25-2017

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Biology | External Galaxies | Life Sciences | Physics | Stars, Interstellar Medium and the Galaxy | The Sun and the Solar System

Comments

This episode is dedicated to Linfield College history professor Scott Smith and his family. Smith, a close friend of the hosts of crisscrossing Science, lost his battle with cancer on July 22, 2017.

Rights

Copyright © 2017. Terms of use for work posted in DigitalCommons@Linfield available at http://digitalcommons.linfield.edu/rights.pdf.

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