Exoplanets at LCO
The first discovery of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun in 1992 brought a science fiction staple into the realm of science fact. Since then, thousands of exoplanets have been discovered, revealing worlds more exotic than anyone imagined - pulsar planets, hot Jupiters, super Earths and mini Neptunes!
Characterizing those exoplanets has always been one of LCO's core areas of research and our team are active in a number of ongoing projects. You can learn more about those projects, and the people involved, using the links below.
If you want to learn more about exoplanets, and the techniques that are used to study them, we have extensive learning materials linked below and in the side menu.