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The Impossible Planet
Uncovering The Mystery
Astronomers Discover Massive Ringed Celestial Body
Its rings are hundreds of times larger than those of Saturn.
Brown Dwarfs 101
Learn more about these strange non-stars.
How do astronomers find planets that are so far away?
Key Facts In This Video
The way we discovered the first planets outside our solar system was with the Doppler Technique. 00:25
Actually trying to see a planet would be like standing on Hawaii and looking at flame flickering near a lighthouse in California. 02:26
Every 30 minutes, Kepler takes a measurement of the brightnesses of 160,000 stars. 03:41
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