Discovery of a Strange New World

  • Published on: 06 February 2021
  • Perhaps it's a part of what makes us human, to explore the next frontier, to seek out new worlds... Today, we're excited to share a new planet discovered outside of our Solar System by the Cool Worlds Lab - HD 183579b. Join us to hear about the new strategy we developed to find this object, and why this is a particularly valuable planet discovery.

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    ::Our paper::
    ► Palatnick, S., Kipping, D. & Yahalomi, D., 2021, "Validation of HD 183579b using archival radial velocities: a warm-neptune orbiting a bright solar analog", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, in press:

    ► Trifonov, T. et al., 2020, "A public HARPS radial velocity database corrected for systematic errors", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 636, 74:
    ► Butler, R. et al., 2017, "The LCES HIRES/Keck Precision Radial Velocity Exoplanet Survey", The Astronomical Journal, 153, 208:
    ► The LCES archive used in this work is publicly available at:
    ► The HARPS archive used in this work is publicly available at:

    ::Clips used::

    ::Film clips used::
    ► Agora (2009) Newmarket Films
    ► Prospect (2018) DUST/Netflix

    Music used is licensed by (SS) [], or via Creative Commons (CC) Attribution License (, or with permission from the artist.
    ► "Ion" by Indive licensed under a CC Attribution license:
    ► "Painted Deserts" by Shimmer licensed via SS
    ► "The Sun is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow" by Chris Zabriskie licensed under a CC Attribution license:
    ► "Waking Up" by Atlas licensed via SS
    ► "Fusion" by Indive licensed under a CC Attribution license:

    0:00 Teaser
    0:30 Background
    5:36 Interview
    13:42 Conclusion

    #NewWorlds #HD183579b #CoolWorlds
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  • Astronomy Astrophysics Exoplanets Cool Worlds Kipping


  • pnutbutta jelly
    pnutbutta jelly   1 days ago

    an intelligent civilization migrated the planet into a habitable zone you will find signs of life with the JW just as in my opinion the greatest anomaly to date is our own moon hollow shallow impact craters suggesting a hardened shell like an alloy and being at the perfect distance from the sun to appear exactly the same size during an eclipse complimented with ancient written and oral history of the time before the moon which should have Merritt and consideration in science that the evidence weighs more towards an artificial structure than natural creation it is almost an impossible probability that the moon is natural by its own existence and mathematic qualities in our solar system and to sustaining a comfortable climate for life to thrive on our planet specifically human life us earthlings should be investing in a drill for the moon than can go at least 100 kilometers with a HD camera capable of capturing video in multiple spectrums the fact that we with out a doubt suspect the interior of the moon to be hollow with seismic tests and other tests in the past that there is massive structures contained with in and perhaps technologies mankind could not fathom the may indeed be a ancient ship just as umuamua is suspected of being a ship as well conspiracy theory or just theory the evidence and data collected over the decades demands the resources to definitely come to a conclusion on this theory as the moons existence is not a settled science by any means and we view the hypothesis as fact when the mainstream theories have yet to be proven the moon may contain technologies for the sustainment of a healthy environment for the longevity of life on earth and to reach the cosmos

    DME EMD   1 months ago

    you should have millions of subscribers.. ...grant it, having a higher quality (aka open-minded, hungry for knowledge, etc.) beats out a bunch of viewers that don't try to really take in what you guys do!Be safe out there everyone and stay hungry for knowledge (of all kinds) 😊

  • Alejandro Betancourt
    Alejandro Betancourt   1 months ago

    Very Cool and exciting video. So, out of hundred of thousands of data entries in the archive, only 18 turned out to be worthy of looking in detail? Or did you guys take a sample of the entire database? If so, what's the % of the sample? Will you teach the method to software programmers so they can go through the entire database with a.i machine learning? Thanks and keep up the cool work!

  • 10 O'Swords
    10 O'Swords   1 months ago

    Verbose, needs heavy editing. Focus on the science not your personal love of science.

  • seneca ryan
    seneca ryan   1 months ago

    Why aren’t there investors to simply build new massive telescopes to help eliminate competition and increase productivity?

  • Omer Karacay
    Omer Karacay   2 months ago

    Wow.. You deserve millions of subscriptions and views. This channel deserve so much more than this. Keep up the excellent work! Thank you so much for the great content!

  • Gregor Samsa
    Gregor Samsa   2 months ago

    to outline the path for maybe exomoons do name it "kerberos" or "Cerberus" That is the dog in Greek mythology at entrance of hades ... as it could have many heads (moons) and guards the hot hell/sun. The number of heads for cerberus is uncertain it is 2,3 or many more.

  • Chris Ross
    Chris Ross   2 months ago

    I wanna be "way up in science"to!😊

  • Larry L
    Larry L   3 months ago

    Cool worlds. Cool channel. Subbed. Nice one!

  • Dr. James Olack
    Dr. James Olack   3 months ago

    Congrats to all, especially Skylar, on a job well done! 👍

  • 99 Nation Videos
    99 Nation Videos   3 months ago

    Why not "Alpha Terra" for the first Jim Webb look at an exoplanet & "Alpa Luna" for a the first look at an exomoon

  • Anima Videography
    Anima Videography   3 months ago

    I bought my first Scientific American in way over a year last week. Latest strict lockdown conditions eased. The first time I've been in a bigger store that I knew usually stocked SA. Once I saw the words 'Alien Moons' on the cover I said to myself "Prof. Kipping" because I knew you just had to feature in it! Funny I felt like I knew you personally as I read the article. Such is the power of YouTube & more specifically your wonderfully engaging style here on your fascinating & thought provoking channel. Looking forward to hearing more about you inaugural 'Exo Moon' Meeting last November too!

  • Andy Rodriguez
    Andy Rodriguez   3 months ago

    Thank GOD I found this YouTube channel, amen 🙏 ! Now let’s pray!!!! J/K !!! I’m grateful that I found this channel honestly

  • Oguz Han
    Oguz Han   3 months ago

    Professor Kipping is excited. Regular listeners to the prof can tell it after the first 15 seconds. I rarely have respected someone who I did not met in person, but our favorite professor is an exception to that. Keep it up!

  • christelle delaleuf
    christelle delaleuf   4 months ago

    I have been watching your videos from time to time. I am a big fan of your research field but I have no scientific background. Thanks for making those videos so easy so understandable. I can learn a lot whithout having a PhD about it.Keep the good work.

  • tracey adkins
    tracey adkins   4 months ago

    I got one for ya.... now we can can go back to the beginning of the hallway and WALK THIS TIME. I mean the Middle Ages, only THIS time we will have those SAME maps you speak of. Not traverse the stars with, but as a reminder to keep Humanity GROUNDED. (we know the universe is out there. That knowledge can’t be lost)Like be humble and not kill the place (earth) anymore

  • Matthew Mueller
    Matthew Mueller   4 months ago

    This is a great discovery. We must wait for more data to understand the universe further...

  • JC
    JC   4 months ago

    Who cares? This guy doesnt believe that there is intelligent life outside of Earth. Used to like watching these video but shortly started to realize this guy is super negative about the outlook of life in the universe.

  • AgnosticsForJesusland
    AgnosticsForJesusland   4 months ago

    I love your channel, but you really should cite Star Trek when you use their material.

  • Phazo
    Phazo   5 months ago

    You made me make more interested in space now

  • Yo Mama
    Yo Mama   5 months ago

    I love this channel because it goes outside the box, explains so much more than the usual typical stuff that other shows do over and over again. It seems like other shows are all about the basics, for dummies who dont know anything about astronomy. but it gets to a point where you want to learn more- and this channel does just that! takes you beyond the usual information to show you how much more to space there really is. thank you cool worlds! youre the best.

  • Braaidude
    Braaidude   5 months ago

    I wish I could understand Americanish...

  • Ran dy
    Ran dy   5 months ago

    Welll... it´s pretty clear: "Inference I" our first "data mined" planet if you wish.Congrats to this new gigant. Few´ve lit their fireplace at the shores of time at that early in life.

  • Liam Meech
    Liam Meech   5 months ago

    It's a wholle neeeww wooooooorrrllld

  • Bridget Tomago -Harrell

    I think if I got to choose a person to meet- from YouTube or a celebrity in general- it would be you (and your team; cheating, I know). Even with over 300k subscribers this channel is under rated. The Cool Worlds team truly has uniquely brilliant minds!

  • WHY
    WHY   5 months ago

    A brilliant video, like everyone else! If you had a moment to take a look at my channel and advise me on anything, I would be honored!