April 7, 2016 / Modified sep 12, 2016 11 a.m.

Episode 23: Astronomers Search for Planets Outside our Solar System

Originally Aired April 8, 2016

For generations, humans have wondered about the possibility of what might exist outside our solar system. With the help of new technologies, astronomers have intensified their efforts to find exoplanets, which exist outside our solar system. Travis Barman, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Lab explains the process behind how scientists discover these so-called young planets and how the planets form. And Barman talks about what he describes as a recent and fascinating discovery.

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Travis Barman, Associate Professor at the University of Arizona's Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Tim Swindle, Director and Department Head of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

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