Podcaster: Tony Darnell
Title: The Hellscape of Exoplanet 55 Cancri e
Organization: Deep Astronomy
Link : https://deepastronomy.space
There is a planet so close to its star that its entire year is only a few hours. It is so close that the gravitational force from that star locks the planet’s rotation – forcing one hemisphere into permanent daylight and the other in endless darkness. It is so close that any water oceans that it may have had would have long ago boiled away, the surface rocks melt and the clouds would hold lava rain.
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 has 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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