[Interview] Detecting Earth-Size Exoplanets with Magnetospheres
Magnetospheres seem to be a very important factor when considering how habitable a planet is. So it was really exciting when it was announced that an Earth-size exoplanet's magnetosphere was detected using radio telescopes. It can also be a method to look for exoplanets by detecting their magnetic fields.
I'm discussing this discovery with Dr Joe Pesce who is the Program Director at National Science Foundation.
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- 00:00 Intro
- 00:19 An exoplanet with a magnetosphere
- 06:10 Alternative explanations
- 11:38 Detecting magnetospheres with existing telescopes
- 17:30 Scaling up the method
- 21:38 Big surveys with radio telescopes
- 25:38 What's next
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