Join astronomers as they enter the final lap in a race to find a planet capable of sustaining life, a world like ours, the next Earth. See the launch of Frances CoRot and Americas Kepler ... See full summary »

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Join astronomers as they enter the final lap in a race to find a planet capable of sustaining life, a world like ours, the next Earth. See the launch of Frances CoRot and Americas Kepler missions, and the smoking hot worlds they discover. See a controversial and tantalizing discovery of a planet where life could exist in a strange twilight zone, that is, if the planet really exists. Astronomers are working to determine what conditions are necessary for life to exist, and they are building the radical James Webb Space Telescope, a spacecraft that can look at the atmosphere around a planet and reveal whether or not life as we know it actually exists. It could be the greatest discovery in human history and it could change how we see ourselves. Written by Anonymous

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1 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Seeking Earth-like places so distant we could never reach them
30 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is an interesting introduction to the telescopes that are trying to find rocky "exoplanets" outside of our solar system.

The program introduces the Corot space telescope of France, the United States's Keplar, and the ultra-technologically advanced James Webb infrared device.

There are intriguing depictions of what several extraordinarily distant planets that have already been sighted could be like. In one scenario, a planet that is painfully close to its sun does not rotate on its own axis as Earth does; locked into position during its only-20-hour orbit, one face is a hellishly hot blast furnace while the other side is cloaked in mind-bogglingly frigid darkness. However, life in some form could be eking out an existence somewhere in-between, we are told.

What isn't clear is how one observatory believes a certain exoplanet is real -- to the point that an astronomer has named it after his wife -- while another in Chile argues it doesn't exist. What's that about, rocket scientists?

Though superficial, this program will interest people who care about space exploration.


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