ESOcast 35: Fifty New Exoplanets Discovered by HARPS
The astronomy podcast featuring news and cutting edge science from ESO
12 September 2011
Astronomers using ESO’s leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced more than fifty newly discovered planets around other stars. Among these are many rocky planets not much heavier than the Earth. One of them in particular seems to orbit in the habitable zone around its star.
In this ESOcast we look at how astronomers discover these distant worlds and what the future may hold for finding rocky worlds like the Earth that may support life.
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser and Luis Calçada.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Mathieu Isidro and Richard Hook.
Narration: Gaitee Hussain.
Footage and photos: ESO, Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org), Serge Brunier and H.H. Heyer.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
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