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Ringed planet seen from distant space


Is there another Earth-like planet somewhere outside our solar system? Scientists have already found more than 400 exoplanets in our galactic neighborhood. What are these planets like? How do scientists find them?

The guest scientist for "Exoplanets" is:

Start your explorations here. Check out the interesting facts, links and resources. Send in a question for our experts to answer on our broadcast show. And watch the show on Idaho Public Television or here on the website.

Students can send their questions through email to D4K@idahoptv.org, fax them before the show to (208) 373-7245, or call in live during the program at (800) 973-9800. Students who send in a question are eligible to win a DVD player and DVDs for their classroom. Check out the details!

"Exoplanets" airs Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm /1:00 pm MT/PT. You can also watch it here on the Web! After the broadcast, come here to watch all our "Exoplanets"-related video.

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