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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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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 the resident video producer and an associate editor at Scientific American. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in biochemistry and New York University with an M.A. in science journalism. His work has also appeared on the websites of Nature, Nature Medicine, Popular Science and The New York Times among many others. Follow on Twitter @EricROlson.

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

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