Have you heard of Kepler-186f, HD 209458 b, or 51 Pegasi b? These are all the scientific names of exoplanets! Up to this point there have now been over 4000 planets that have been discovered orbiting stars other than our own Sun. Most of the planetary systems found do not resemble our Solar System whatsoever and are full of unusual and exotic planets that are stranger than science fiction!
In this class, students will gain a better understanding of what exoplanets are and the variety of techniques used to discover these planets. Students will also discuss the planets made of diamond and if there has been a planet found that may be habitable for humans. This class is great for physics students in Year 10 - 11.
Related Classes: Dwarf Planets, Comets and Asteroids, The Gas Giants Planets, The Rocky Planets
Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.
This class is suitable for all students of Physics who want to study Exoplanets In Years 10-11 or S4-S5.