May 16th: WASP 76b: Hot Jupiter Exoplanet that Rains Iron at Night

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Podcaster: Tony Darnell

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Title: WASP 76b: Hot Jupiter Exoplanet that Rains Iron at Night

Organization:  Deep Astronomy

Link : https://deepastronomy.space

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Description: WASP 76b is a newly discovered exoplanet studied by astronomers using spectroscopy and have learned that WASP 76b is one of the strangest exoplanets we’ve ever seen. It is a hot Jupiter with a year that lasts less than two days and temperatures so hot that molten iron falls from the sky.

Bio: Tony Darnell is the owner of Deep Astronomy website and a host for the same hangout channel in Youtube. He has worked in the field of astronomy all my life, his first job was at a school district planetarium in Boulder, Colorado. With the exception of a stint in the Army in the 1980’s he heas worked in many aspects of astronomical research.

Most of his time has been spent writing software to retrieve, process and analyze data taken from telescopes. He has worked with data from some of the world’s largest ground-based and space-based telescopes: from the four meter Blanco telescope in Chile to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronomy education has always been his passion and he has written articles for DeepAstronomy.space website and produce astronomy videos for YouTube on the DeepAstronomy channel.

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