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The Resource The search for exoplanets : what astronomers know, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, (videorecording DVD)

The search for exoplanets : what astronomers know, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The search for exoplanets : what astronomers know
Title
The search for exoplanets
Title remainder
what astronomers know
Statement of responsibility
Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far. We are living during a new golden age of planetary discovery, with the prospect of finding many worlds like Earth. Most of the thousands of planets we've detected can't be imaged directly, but researchers are able to use subtle clues obtained in ingenious ways to assemble an astonishing picture of planetary systems far different from our own. We are in the midst of an astronomical revolution, comparable to the Copernican revolution that established our current view of the solar system - and we invite you to take part. Embark on this unrivaled adventure in 24 lectures by a veteran planet hunter. 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. Explore systems containing super-Earths, mini-Neptunes, lava worlds, and even stranger worlds. You also get behind-the-scenes information on the techniques astronomers used to find evidence of planets at mind-boggling distances from our home base. Learn how astronomers determine how many planets are in a system as well as how large they are and the characteristics of their atmospheres. You will feel like Dr. Watson in the presence of Sherlock Holmes as Professor Winn extracts a wealth of information from a spectrum, a light graph, a diffraction pattern, and other subtle clues
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GO3
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videorecording
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Winn, Joshua N
Dewey number
523.24
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
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Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses. Science & Mathematics : Astronomy
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  • Astronomy
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Life on other planets
  • Galaxies
  • Planets
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Galaxies
  • Life on other planets
  • Planets
Technique
live action
Label
The search for exoplanets : what astronomers know, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 24 lectures (30 minutes each)
  • "Course no. 1802"--Container
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (v, 175 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Couse guidebook Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Stellar rotation and planetary revolution
  • Super-Earth or mini-Neptures?
  • Transiting planets and the Kepler Mission
  • Compact multiplanet systems. Disc 3. Planets circling two stars
  • Lava worlds
  • Earthlike planets
  • Living with a dwarf star
  • Living with a giant star
  • Our nearest exoplanetary neighbors. Disc 4. Finding planets with gravitational lensing
  • Finding planets with direct imaging
  • Disc 1.
  • Near-term future planet-finding projects
  • Long-term future planet-finding projects
  • Search for life on exoplanets
  • Coming soon: Biosignatures, Moons, and more!
  • Why study exoplanets?
  • How to find an exoplanet
  • Doppler and transit planet-finding methods
  • Pioneers of planet searching
  • Misplaced giant planets
  • Explaining the misplaced giant planets. Disc 2. Transits of exoplanets
  • Sniffing planetary atmospheres
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781629972039
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1802A-01
  • PB1802A
  • 1802
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3250908
  • (OCoLC)926752853
  • (OCoLC)ocn926752853
  • 3204210
  • 3250908
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The search for exoplanets : what astronomers know, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 24 lectures (30 minutes each)
  • "Course no. 1802"--Container
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (v, 175 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Couse guidebook Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Stellar rotation and planetary revolution
  • Super-Earth or mini-Neptures?
  • Transiting planets and the Kepler Mission
  • Compact multiplanet systems. Disc 3. Planets circling two stars
  • Lava worlds
  • Earthlike planets
  • Living with a dwarf star
  • Living with a giant star
  • Our nearest exoplanetary neighbors. Disc 4. Finding planets with gravitational lensing
  • Finding planets with direct imaging
  • Disc 1.
  • Near-term future planet-finding projects
  • Long-term future planet-finding projects
  • Search for life on exoplanets
  • Coming soon: Biosignatures, Moons, and more!
  • Why study exoplanets?
  • How to find an exoplanet
  • Doppler and transit planet-finding methods
  • Pioneers of planet searching
  • Misplaced giant planets
  • Explaining the misplaced giant planets. Disc 2. Transits of exoplanets
  • Sniffing planetary atmospheres
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781629972039
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1802A-01
  • PB1802A
  • 1802
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 3250908
  • (OCoLC)926752853
  • (OCoLC)ocn926752853
  • 3204210
  • 3250908
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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