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5 Amazing Exoplanets – The Countdown, Episode 33

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Artist's conception of TrES-2b, the darkest known exoplanet.

Artist's conception of TrES-2b, the darkest known exoplanet. (Credit: David A. Aguilar)

 

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Credits:

Host/writer: Sophie Bushwick
Story advisors: Clara Moskowitz & Michael Moyer
Production assistant: Joss Fong
Producer/editor: Eric R. Olson

Artist’s conception of TrES-2b by David A. Aguilar (CfA)

About the Author: Eric is multimedia journalist and producer who specializes in science and natural history. His work has appeared on the websites of Scientific American, Nature, Nature Medicine, Popular Science, Slate and The New York Times among many others. He is a former video producer & editor for Scientific American. Follow on Twitter @EricROlson.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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