Ka Chun’s next two stories deal with exoplanets. First, he looks at recent exoplanet discoveries using the Automated Planet Finder Telescope at Lick Observatory in California and the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaiʻi. His second exoplanet story is about the first evidence of changing conditions on a super Earth. Astronomers have detected wildly changing temperatures on this “diamond planet” and believe it could be due to huge amounts of volcanic activity.
Links to Ka Chun's story:
Robotically discovering Earth’s nearest neighbors
Astronomers find first evidence of changing conditions on a super Earth
60 Minutes in Space - Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. Click here to view the full-length video of March’s 60 Minutes in Space.