TESS camera apertures
Kepler primary mirror
Most stars aren' t single
but atmospheric turbulence limit resolution to
The problem of the atmosphere
details = color ÷ telescope size
details = color ÷ atmosphere turbulence (~10cm)
- Hot Jupiters
- lava planets
- rogue planets
- lethal rain
- devoured planets
- evaporating planets
- eccentric orbits
- ocean planets
- zombie planets
Tidally locked planets
Multiple-habitable worlds in a single system?
Super-Earth or mini-Neptune?
Plate tectonics & magnetic fields - these are important for life
We know the compositions of the stars.....the same elements likely go into the planets that form
(1548 – 1600)
Scale of the Solar system: http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html
Scale of the universe: http://htwins.net/scale2/
Sizes of stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBkNhMfrxuk&feature=youtu.be
How many exoplanets have been found?
- radial velocity
Why does Saturn have rings? What are the rings?
Moons that are other worlds:
Scales and galaxies
How does climate change affect NASA? (if the world is going to end, if climate change is such a big problem, wont that affect our study of other planets)
Why is the government underfunding NASA? Are there other ways for NASA to get money?
Was the moon landing fake?
- photos from LRO
- photos from the missions:
- equipment on the moon
- laser retroreflectors
- lunar samples
- broadcast tracking -inc Soviets
Exoplanets & how to find them
By Nic Scott