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Minute Physics: How to Find an Exoplanet

by Kenny Hoeschen

How do scientists actually find exoplanets which may be orbiting a star millions of light years from Earth? It’s nearly impossible to find exoplanets simply by looking because they are tiny, far away, and dwarfed in brightness by their host stars. Minute Physics takes a look at what methods scientists can use to find exoplanets other than direct observation.

It’s incredible to think that Pluto was discovered less than 100 years ago and now we have the ability to find planets orbiting other stars.

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