Posts tagged with: solar system

Exocast-52b: Why is Venus important for exoplanets?

In this episode the Exocast team discuss Earth’s twin planet, Venus, and its link to exoplanetary science. We start with an overview of the past, present and future of Venusian exploration, from the first Soviet probes to the three newly-selected missions (DAVINCI+, VERITAS and EnVision) which will explore the atmosphere and surface of Venus more thoroughly than ever before. Then we turn to the open questions about Venus – its potential ancient habitability, the lack


Exocast-4 b In the fourth exocast episode: Hannah take us on a whirlwind tour of the planets in our own familiar solar system. Andrew covers how we can use the Mass and Radius of exoplanet to tell us about their interiors. Hugh looks at the news including observations of Trappist-1 b & c, and 136 new planets. And Andrew adopts the Earth-like planet Kepler-186 f to our growing family. Play in new window |