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An introduction to exoplanets
An introduction to exoplanets

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This free course was written by Carole Haswell, Flora Rees and Joanna Barstow, with contributions from Amanda Smith. It was first published in May 2019.

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Course image: Dana Berry / Skyworks Digital / CfA

Week 1

Figures 1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 15, 17: NASA

Figure 3: SDO/NASA/

Figure 4: The Science Education Resource Centre (SERC); licenses/ by-nc-sa/ 3.0/

Figure 5: Andonee - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Figure 6: courtesy of Daniel Herron

Figure 10: NASA, ESA, and M. Brown - . Originally uploaded to en.wikipedia by en:User:Serendipodous. For more information, see the description page, Public Domain, w/ index.php?curid=2328227

Figure 12: NASA/John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Figure 13: Damian Peach;

Figure 14: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - Original file from JPL Photojournal. Additional editing by Kaldari (seams removed, distortion corrected, missing corner extrapolated)., Public Domain, w/ index.php?curid=6983094

Figure 16: ESA/Rosette/NAVCAM/

Figure 18: taken from:;

Figures 19, 20: NASA/STScl

Figure 21: Bryan Dickerson; taken from:

Figure 22: taken from:

Video 1: What is a Planet: ScienceatNASA

Video 2: The Universe in 3D: courtesy of lenny27G

Video 3: Guide to our Galaxy: European Space Agency, ESA

Video 4: TSO Photography

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