Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 14
Science & Medicine 37

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.


Episode 3: Hot Jupiters and Pulsar Planets

September 25th, 2006

Episode 3 of 460 episodes

You have lived on the Earth all your life, so you'd think you know plenty about planets. As usual though, the Universe is stranger than we assume, and the planets orbiting other stars defy our expectations. Gigantic super-Jupiters whirling around their parent stars every couple of days; fluffy planets with the density of cork; and Earth-sized fragments of exploded stars circling pulsars. Join us as we round up the latest batch of bizarro worlds.