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CLIP 8731

NASA's hunt for Earth-like planets

NASA's hunt for Earth-like planets
Key Info
  • NASA's hunt for Earth-like planets
  • Duration: 02:00
  • The presenter Dallas Campbell interviews William Borucki from NASA who explains how the Kepler space-telescope is looking for other habitable planets like Earth in orbit around different stars. Images sent back from the telescope in 2009 are seen and Borucki predicts that many planets will be found that could support life. Published as part of the Bang Goes the Theory website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Space Exploration

  • Keywords: extra-terrestrial, space, planet, NASA, telescope, alien, exploration, BangGoesTheTheory
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to show how man is searching for life on other planets. After watching the clip, students could explain how the telescope works in their own words before peer-reviewing.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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