Tag: astronomy

Tale of the Shepherd Planets

Until recently, the search for planets beyond our solar system was a matter of calculating the odds and laying out theories of solar system formation....

Oxford Sparks: Rogue Planet

[Doorbell rings] Welcome to your interactive guide to the planets. [Fanfare] Please select your planet guide. So, you picked me! Everybody always wants the giant...

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Researchers have discovered the most similar planet yet to Earth, 1,400 light-years away. Kepler 452b orbits its star in 385 days, just 20 days longer...

Seeing the Formation of Planets

Planets begin as dense knots in clouds of dust swirling around a young star. But how do they go from something like this, to something...

What If We Moved Earth?

Five billion years from now, the Sun will expand and become a red giant. And the Earth might be just in the way… If humans...

Planetary Nebula Survey

Planetary Nebula Survey Narrator (April Hobart, CXC): A planetary nebula is a phase of stellar evolution that the sun should experience several billion years from...