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Author: Lucianne M Walkowicz; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do we find planets - even habitable planets - around other stars? By looking for tiny dimming as a planet passes in front of its sun, TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz and the Kepler mission have found some 1,200 potential new planetary systems. With new techniques, they may even find ones with the right conditions for life.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Named Person: Lucianne M Walkowicz
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lucianne M Walkowicz; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
OCLC Number: 829298193
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 07, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (5 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Learning Planet Interaction (2:41) --
Is a Planet Habitable? (1:21) --
Credits: TEDTalks: Lucianne Walkowicz --
Finding Planets Around Other Stars (0:06).
Other Titles: Finding Planets Around Other Stars
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

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How do we find planets - even habitable planets - around other stars? By looking for tiny dimming as a planet passes in front of its sun, TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz and the Kepler mission have found some 1,200 potential new planetary systems. With new techniques, they may even find ones with the right conditions for life.

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