Learn about NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which uses the transit method to search for exoplanets, in this video from NOVA: Alien Planets Revealed. Use this resource to visualize how measuring the dimming of light coming from a star provides evidence for orbiting planets and to exemplify the role technology plays in advancing science.
Support materials include: Background Reading, Teaching Tips, and Discussion Questions. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA.
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