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Interactive video lesson plan for: New Earth-like exoplanet discovered

Activity overview:

Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that is located 39 light-years from Earth, making it the closest Earth-sized exoplanet yet discovered. (Learn more:

Video produced and edited by Melanie Gonick/MIT
Additional imagery courtesy of Emily Heisted, Zach Berta-Thompson, Jonathan Irwin, Dana Berry and Chris Gunn/NASA
Music sampled from, "Far Away" by Lost Radiance

Tagged under: Exoplanet (Celestial Object Category),Earth (Planet),Astronomy (Field Of Study),Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (College/University),kavli institute,Harvard University (College/University),star,Celestial Sphere (Celestial Object),light

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