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ScienceCasts: Getting to Know the Goldilocks Planet

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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/29mar_goldilocks/ for more. NASA's Kepler spacecraft is discovering a veritable avalanche of alien worlds. As the numbers mount, it seems to be just a matter of time before Kepler finds what astronomers are really looking for: an Earth-like planet orbiting its star in the "Goldilocks zone".
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Space is unbelievably strange. You would be forgiven for thinking that every planet out there is similar, just a big ball of rock and gas, but planets are remarkably more unique than that. Here's the top 10 strangest planets in the known universe, that seem like they belong in some bizarre science fiction series. Subscribe - New Videos Every Monday & Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/Thoughty2 Support me on Patreon: http://thoughty2.com/patreon Facebook: http://thoughty2.com/facebook Twitter: http://thoughty2.com/twitter Thoughty2 Merchandise: http://thoughty2.spreadshirt.com With Special Thanks To: Morgan, Liam Evans, Misha A-Wilson, Katrina Brogan
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more! Stars are bright, but their planets are not, which makes planet hunting difficult. However, NASA's ultraviolet telescope GALEX may be providing a solution.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Once, astronomers thought planets couldn't form around binary stars. Now Kepler has found a whole system of planets orbiting a double star. This finding shows that planetary systems are weirder and more abundant than previously thought.
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SciShow Space starts the year off with a bang, and the discovery of 8 Earth-like planets, two of which may be the most promising candidates yet for harboring life. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources:
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Astronomers are not only discovering planets around distant suns, they are also starting to measure those worlds with astonishing precision. The diameter of a super-Earth named Kepler 93B is now known to within an accuracy of 148 miles.
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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news. An exotic class of exoplanets called "hot Jupiters" are even weirder than astronomers imagined. While these worlds may have Earth-like blue skies, new data show that they are anything but Earth-like.

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