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Astro Brief: The Exoplanet of Steel

Luca Naponiello

Newly discovered Expoplanet TOI-1853b weighs-in denser than steel.

First discovered in 2019, a recent study reveals a shocking discovery about on an exoplanet 550 light years away. This planet orbits its star in a mere 30 hours - much faster than our 365 days! At 3.5 times the size of Earth and nearly 73 times as massive, it is denser than steel. Join us this week as Mike discusses the exoplanet, TOI-1853b and how it came to be so dense.

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Astro Brief is a collaboration between KSMU, the Missouri Space Grant, and MSU's Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science. Hosted by Dr. Mike Reed, Astro Brief focuses on astronomical events, the field of astronomy, and astronomy-related guests. It airs Thursdays at 9:45 am on KSMU.

Distinguished Professor of the Missouri State University Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science.