Broadcast 2332 (Special Edition)

08 Oct 2014 John Batchelor, Dr. Heather Knutson, Dr. David Livingston
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Heather Knutson, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Exoplanet HAT-P-11b with clear skies and atmospheric water vapor. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. We welcomed Dr. Heather Knutson to Hotel Mars for our discussion about Exoplanet HAT-P-11b given it has been discovered that this planet has clear skies and water vapor in its atmosphere. Dr. Knutson explained how clear skies and atmospheric water vapor was confirmed, what it means for this specific Neptune size exoplanet and what it means for our planet searches in general. We talked about it having a hot atmosphere, a core but not a solid surface. The exoplanet is not habitable. HAT-P-11b is 120 light years from Earth. Dr. Knutson also explained why so many exoplanets have a cloudy atmosphere and why that limits our research into the exoplanet. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through me.

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