Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

In the night sky: Orion
In the night sky: Orion

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

4.3 What is an exoplanet?

An exoplanet is a planet that orbits a star other than the Sun. These planets could be similar to any of those in our Solar System including Earth.

Download this video clip.Video player: ou_futurelearn_orion_vid_1111.mp4
Copy this transcript to the clipboard
Print this transcript
Show transcript|Hide transcript
Interactive feature not available in single page view (see it in standard view).

Find out more about exoplanets in the next section.