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Press release videos

Speech by the President of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam 04 Aug 2019
Brunei Darussalam Given the Opportunity to Name an Exoplanet 07 Aug 2019 (RTB News)
The Exoplanets 07 August 2019 (RTB News)
Wawancara Rampai Pagi 18 Aug 2019 (RTB)

5 Methods of Discovery Exoplanets

Astrometry – The orbit of a planet can cause a star to wobble around in space in relation to nearby star in the sky (NASA)
Direct Imaging – Astronomers can take pictures of exoplanets by removing the overwhelming glare of the stars they orbit (NASA)
Gravitational Microlensing – Light from a distant star is bent and focused by gravity as a planet passes between the star and Earth (NASA)
Radial velocity – Orbiting planets cause stars to wobble in space, changing the colour of the light astronomers observe (NASA)
Transit – When a planet passes directly between its star and an observer, it dims the star’s light by a measurable amount (NASA)