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Why two types of planet?

Series : Stars in one's wide open eyes

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  00:04:00  2009  SD 16/9  Color  Sound

The Solar System has two types of planet, the smallest are near the Sun, while the largest are far away. But since 1995, there's been a hitch in this simple and harmonious picture. That year, the first planet orbiting a star other than the Sun was discovered. It is a huge planet so close to its star that its temperature reaches 1000°C. And it's not the only one...

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : De BREM Paul
Scientific adviser : CHAUVIN Philippe (CNRS-INSU, Paris)
Scientific referent : CHAUVIN Philippe
Audiovisual processLive shots. Using animations.
Live sounds.
PersonnalitiesANCRENAZ Thérèse(Lesia, UMR CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, Univ. Paris 6 et Paris 7, Meudon)
NotesLESIA : Laboratoire d'Etudes Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique.


Space Sciences



Technical Sheet
Item No.2169
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
Delivery supportDV Cam