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Episode 83: Planet Hunting

Play Feb 15•4:22

Astronomers are on the hunt for more planets in other star systems In December, the Europeans launched a satellite called COROT to look some more. COROT, which stands for "Convection Rotation and Planetary Transits," is designed to detect the faint dimming of light as a planet moves between the observatory and its home star. COROT will also look for seismic waves that cause ripples on stars, gi...

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