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Published on Mar 22, 2015
Filmed April 2014
The vast majority of stars in our Milky Way galaxy host planets, many of which may be capable of supporting life. New research into star-planet relationships is getting closer to telling astronomers which stars those may be. Most planets form around stars which influence the planets, however research is suggesting that the type of planet also has influences on the star. Cutting edge spectrography is allowing astronomers to determine not only which stars may host exoplanets but also which kind of planets.
Who is Garik Israelian? GARIK ISRAELIAN is a renowned Astrophysicist & Spectroscopist who’s work at Institute of Astrophysics of Canary Islands, has led to high-profile discoveries including the first evidence that supernova explosions make black holes. His work involves the study of the spectral signatures of stars and other bodies at the Gran Telescopio Canarias, home of the world’s largest optical-infrared telescope mirror.
NEAF Talks brings you the best from the NEAF Astronomy & Space conference held outside of New York City for 25 years. NEAF is a world renowned forum which searches the globe annually for the most relevant personalities making space and astronomy history and brings them directly to you. NEAF Talks, supporting science and astronomy education for a quarter century, now free to the world via the web.