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    Exoplanets

    Exoplanets

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes the features of exoplanets.
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    Extrasolar Planet

    Extrasolar Planet

    by CK-12 //basic
    Discusses how the images from Hubble have helped scientists find planets orbiting distant stars.
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  • Video
    It's Far, It's Small, It's Cool: It's an Icy Extrasolar!

    It's Far, It's Small, It's Cool: It's an Icy Extrasolar!

    by CK-12 //basic
    Astronomers discovered a new extrasolar planet significantly more Earth-like than any other planet found so far. Watch to learn more about this planet.
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  • Video
    The Planet Hunters

    The Planet Hunters

    by CK-12 //basic
    Astronomers in the University of California are building a new telescope in an attempt to discover more exoplanets. What are the chances that there are other planets like ours somewhere in the cosmos? Learn more in this video.
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  • Downloadable Quiz
    Exoplanets Quiz - MS ES

    Exoplanets Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews the search for extrasolar planets.
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  • Real World Application
    Are We Alone in the Universe

    Are We Alone in the Universe

    by CK-12 //basic
    Astrobiologists have a variety of ways to look for life elsewhere in the universe.
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    Visiting Our Closest Neighbors

    Visiting Our Closest Neighbors

    by CK-12 //basic
    Alpha Centauri is a triple star system only 4.4 light years away. Visiting this star system would need some major advances in technology.
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    Exoplanets

    Exoplanets

    by CK-12 //basic
    This news audio report discusses planets outside of our solar system; over 200 have been discovered as of now.
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